Matinen (Rich) Katshinak


When the bones are boiled, the stuff that comes out of the marrow is on the top of the boiling water, and you can touch that with the spoon. You can skim it off using the spoon. It is the grease from the bones. When someone says nutapueu, this is what it is called in Innu-aimun, and this is the kind of spoon they would use [nutapueu is a verb for s/he skims the fat off the surface of the bone broth] when bones are boiled and the snow is put into the pot. The spoon is used for scooping out the fat.... whenever the fat gets harder and put into a pot. It is scooped out using this spoon...My grandfather used to make them too. Your late father used to make them when we were living in the country.