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Kenai youth learn to make basket traps

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The Kenaitze Indian Tribe started a five-day camp this week to teach youth traditional fishing practices. Yaghanen, or Youth Services, Coordinator Michael Bernard taught predominantly Kenaitze youth how to build fish-catching baskets, prepare the salmon and hang the fish for smoking. Bernard said that the camp focuses on preserving not only traditional fishing means and techniques, but also the values behind tribal harvesting practices.