The Nisga village of Gingolx lies at the mouth of the majestic  Nass river in the western reaches of northern British Columbia. Famed for the annual Oolichan (saak) migration and grease which is fermented in large wooden containers known as stink boxes, this highly prized trading commodity still plays an important role in linking coastal First Nations to communities deep within the interior. Ever resourceful, Nisga fisherman will often harvest sea-lions for food during the Oolichan run, a culture necessity and hunting tradition which has been practiced long before white settlers arrived. Warning. This page contains graphic images. 

Sea-lion hunt. Gingolx on the Nass River
Sea-lion hunt. Gingolx on the Nass River

Nisga, Sea-lion hunting. Gingolx. Nass River

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sea-lion hunt. Gingolx on the Nass River
sea-lion hunt. Gingolx on the Nass River

Nisga, Sea-lion hunt. Gingolx. Nass River.

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Oolichan fishing, Ging̱olx at mouth of the Nass River BC
Oolichan fishing, Ging̱olx at mouth of the Nass River BC

Nisga, Oolichan fishing. Gingolx. Nass River.

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Sea-lion hunt. Gingolx on the Nass River
Sea-lion hunt. Gingolx on the Nass River

Nisga, Sea-lion hunting. Gingolx. Nass River

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