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Porcupine River

Learning to Fry

A small assembly of structures along Mountainview Drive has been quietly housing 45,000 young salmon each year for the past 25 or so years.The McIntyre Creek Salmon Incubation Facility is located midway between Range Road and...

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Fish on Porcupine River

Sitting at a fish hole in the dark on the Porcupine River, in the Yukon at Old Crow in the fall, is not unusual.Excitement stirs when the ice begins to freeze on the Porcupine River.My friends and I begin to prepare ice augers,...

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Rafting Down the Porcupine River

This year wood was cut in March. Joseph does janitorial work at Chief Zzheh Gittlit School; this year he had two weeks off. As a family we quickly prepared our gear and headed up the Porcupine River to Blue Bluff. Blue Bluff is...

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Hunting for High School in Old Crow

Most teachers prepare for class with chalkboards, hour-by-hour lesson plans, and neatly aligned desks. Stan Njootli, Sr.’s preparation involves jerry cans, tarps and well-maintained boat motors. Njootli and his colleague...

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