Jamasie Teevee

We Used to Fish This Way

1964
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In a 2004 interview published in Uqalurait, elder Jose Angutingurniq recalls his experiences fishing: “Once you set up the saputi (fish weir), then a lot of fish would start coming around. That’s when everybody goes out to the river and uses kakivak (fish spears). Although it’s quite wide, when there are a lot of fish in one area, the water becomes white from bubbling. People that were asleep, they get up and go fish. We used to have a watch person who would look out to see that fish were coming or leaving the lakes. Once he shouts that they’re coming, everyone would get out of bed and go catch some fish.”
Title
We Used to Fish This Way
Date
1964
Medium
Print
Materials
engraving on laid japan paper
Dimensions
38.3 x 31.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Kahane, Winnipeg, 1997
Accession number
39329