Traditional Alaska Native mask.

Our People Speak: Scrape and Call – Moose Hunting in Alaska

In the fall time, moose hunting is an essential way for family’s to provide meat for their survival through the winter as well as reconnecting with the cultural importance of relationships with the land and animals. Sterling DeWilde utilized vivid storytelling to describe moments in his youth that highlight the necessity of moose hunting for his family. Sterling also goes into great detail about how and when to hunt, and the process of using every part of a moose after the kill. DeWilde ends the talk by sharing how he passes these valuable traditions unto his daughter. To view “Scrape and Call- Moose Hunting in Alaska” visit

This program is the October episode in Denakkanaaga’s Our People Speak series, which focuses on seasonal Alaska Native cultural topics. Please join us every second Friday of the month for discussions of a new topic by esteemed guest speakers. This program and series are proudly brought to you by the partnership between Denakkanaaga, Tanana Chiefs Conference, and the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Please visit the “Events” tab on the Morris Thompson Center website to view upcoming and past programs and to sign up for updates about future cultural programs. For more information about this series and other programs hosted by Denakkanaaga, please visit