In this Coast Salish story, step-by-step instructions for gathering wood and catching, filleting and then smoking fish are given. The text and illustrations support the reader’s understanding of the process and emphasize the respect shown by the Coast Salish people for the circle of life.
Written by Celestine Aleck, Coast Salish, Snuneymuxw and illustrated by Joel Good, Coast Salish; Snuneymuxw.
Educator & Series Information
This book is part of the Strong Stories: Coast Salish series. Strong Stories focus on different First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.
This resource is also available in French: Maman, comment fait-on du poisson fumé ?