September 15, 2022

Qawalangin Tribe donates food boxes after tough subsistence season

Author: Kanesia McGlashan-Price

Unalaska is most widely known for being a fishing port — the largest in the nation. Hundreds of millions of pounds of seafood are delivered to Unalaska’s processing plants every year. And generally, the local community also brings in large harvests through subsistence fishing.
But this year was tough. Qawalangin Tribe President Harriet Berikoff said rough boating weather and low salmon numbers at Wislow, the community’s largest subsistence salmon run, meant most families couldn’t fill their free...