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Resources From the River with Griffin Kalin

April 30, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Native fishing equipment set out on the lawn.
Sunday, April 30
11:00am – 1:00pm
In-Person Event

Sign up for one of two sessions with IAIS Educator and Traditional Skills Expert Griffin Kalin on a scenic and informative hike to the banks of the Shepaug River in Steep Rock. Through hands-on experiences and engaging demonstrations, learn about traditional fishing methods, such as making and maintaining fish houses, the construction and use of fish traps, and the production and function of fish weirs. Dive into discussions about other river consumables including turtles, crayfish, and freshwater mussels, as well as edible & useful plants. “Wet” your appetite for knowledge about traditional indigenous lifeways relating to the river. 

Please Note: Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear for a short hike. Parts of the trail can be steep.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

Price of Participation

$15 for Non-Members, $5 for IAIS Members.


April 30, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Institute for American Indian Studies
(860) 868-0518
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Insitute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT 06793 United States
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(860) 868 - 0518
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