Matinen (Rich) Katshinak


In the summer and spring time. We started cutting the wood while there was still some snow on the ground. We put our wood on the bare ground to dry. Your grandfather (late Uniam Katshinak Sr.) split them apart. And Shushep would bend and shave the wood. After this part was done, that?s when it was ready to be put on the planks; when the wood is dry and the wood is shaved with a crooked knife. Anashkan (planks) and uatshinau (the ribs) are shaved with a crooked knife. I helped Shushep when he put the planks on the canoe.