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  • After hearing much about the oolichan in my First Nations courses, I, of course, had to try it.

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2007 » October

  • We then enjoyed an Aboriginal feast of moose, halibut, smoked salmon, stuffed salmon, turnip, herring roe and oolichan (also known as the “candlefish”).

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2007 » October

  • Huan's work embodies a kind of perpetual astonishment, lithe, hard, like the images of himself and others naked, faced with the realities of their environment as they are in the series "Hard to acclimatize," in which naked bodies hang like oolichan in a smoke house, or in the performance 12 Square Meters, which he forces himself to sit in the most squalid toilet in "the village" not the east village!

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Haisla leaders yesterday told the panel and hundreds of participants about the importance of oolichan, a fish species, and other animals and plants used for food throughout their 2,000-year history.

  • Migratory fish including salmon and oolichan cannot access the upper river but gather in the lower reaches where another nature conservancy is also situated. Music briefs

  • Many see it as the life-source of a breathing natural world that bestows black cod, clams, seaweed, Coho salmon, oolichan and other gifts upon those attuned to its rhythms.

    All Today's News - Sightline Daily

  • Like the indigenous cultures of the Mediterranean, they developed unique local sources of food and methods of storage (eg, oolichan grease on the British Columbia and Alaskan coasts).

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Some of the wild creatures with Indian names are also food: the edible mammals include caribou, moose, and in some places opossum, the fishes cisco and muskellunge and the less familiar oolichan 'smelt' and sauger 'pike.'

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

  • "The Klinaklini is such a significant system, with oolichan, and salmon, and just everything (in the lower reaches), and that whole upper section is completely intact. Top Stories


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  • I've grown up with oolichan,  instead of eulachon
    mostly because I'd hear the word and never see it spelled

    March 18, 2016

  • See also eulachon.

    October 15, 2009