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The Saviour Fish: Protecting Nisga’a Connection to Oolichan

A Great resource including text, video and images about the oolichan or eulachon and it's importance to west coast First Peoples from northern California to British Columbia and Alsaska.

This oily fish was known as the saviour fish because it is often the first food fish to arrive after the winter. It can be eaten fresh or dried, but it is most known for the nutrient rich oil that is rendered from the fish.  In the past the oil was traded up and down the cost and inland along vast trade networks called "grease trails" so named due to the importance of this trade item.

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