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Title:Side A: Katherine John Side B: Huston Sanford
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Description:Side A: Katherine John, 17, born in Glennallen, Eva John and Ray Dale are her parents. Grandparents are Katie John and Fred John. what does subsistence mean to you? the way I live, like food, shelter, what I need to survive. Did you ever get any training from anyone? My Grandmother taught me how to cut fish and dry fish and dry meat. How to store away white fish. I also learned to pick and store blueberries, cranberries and other berries. I have seen about three times how to skin a moose. Is subsistence important to you? Yes. Cause it's what I grew up with. I sick of the food that are in restaurants. I grew up with Native foods. It is very important to me. Do you think you'll teach your kids? yes, because my Grandmother taught me also we are losing our traditions. I don't know my language and will probably never learn it. why is important to keep your traditions alive? it's the way we live. The white man and the black man has their traditions and we have our traditions. Have things changed since your Grandmother's time? A lot of change. Why do you think it's changed? because of white man I guess. do you think your people will ever return to traditional lifestyle? No, I don't think so. hardly anyone goes out hunting and fishing. Even though I seen how to skin a moose I still don't know how. What can be done? Not sure. Ask non natives to help us. We should leave them out and ask the elders to teach us. Don't know what is really going to happen with the backscatter. Ever been out camping with anybody? About five or six years ago. Muskrat camp. do you know how to skin muskrat? yes. do you know how to stretch it? no. We cooked it over the fire. It makes me feel happy inside to work like that. I like to work outside and fish. I like working with my Grandma. She talks to me and stuff and gives me advice. What you think about kids your age? How do they feel? I think they feel the same way. We used to have our Native language taught in school now we don't have it because of lack of funding. I would like to learn the language and the non native language also. Our way of living is to work, not to work with books and paper. I would like to see muskrat camp, talking circle, camps to learn how to live the Native lifestyle. Potlatch seems to be a lot different than it is now. So what's the future for you? Anyway I can to try and bring back the tradition. Side B: Huston Sanford Do you think that Indian people feel the same as a white man when an animal is killed? Indian don't want to lose our game. the game is our main food source. When you take an animal off the land do you feel you lost something? We lost lots of animals, big game hunting takes it. they just take the horn and waste the meat. When you kill moose do you feel sorry for the moose? No, cause we use the whole moose, we don't waste anything. We don't feel sorry for them. Young one we feel sorry for it. How do you show respect for the caribou or moose? Don't want to see cow with little calf shot. Not right to leave the calf there to survive by itself. Really take care of moose. Have to skin them, cut them and store them away. That is how we show respect for moose and caribou. Gotta take care of the animal right. Do you ever talk to the animals? Right now I talk to the LORD and thank HIM for the food. Sunic delnen!! Tsin'aen!! Tsin'aen!! for the food. they say thank you for the food. Are there parts of the animal that you can't play around with? You can't throw away any of the meat. Is there any part of the animal that you can't touch? Engii to touch the head and eye. Kids can't go near or play around it, engii. Engii never talk about bear in bad way. Winter can't talk about them anymore. How about hunting or trapping young animals? I trap fox and other things. I get lotta young ones. Young man get moose he gotta give it to the elders. Would you give some away? I have to share it. why do you have to? they need it. We been taught to share the moose. Old people know when there gonna be lotta animals. My Daddy know what the weather going to be like and how much animals gonna be when hunting. It all come true. Just like they got radar, they use squirrel and stars to tell how weather gone be or how much animal. What rules are there for killing rabbits or moose when they haven't been around for a long time and they are just starting to come back? What other rules should they know about that? Tell kids not to shoot the young animal. Since all the law come out, it's good way to me. they doing right cause they don't want all the animal to go away. Save the animal. Old timer know there not gone be rabbit around for about two years. Giving away your first moose gives you luck for the years ahead. . Language as given: aht
Format:Digitised: 0; Media: compact cassette; Media description: Maxwell UR 90
Language (ISO639):aht
Subject:Ahtena language
English language
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