Recorded Date: July 9, 2021
Presenters: Tom Cyrus, BS, AIVRTTAC Content Expert; Amanda Race, MA, CRC, AIVRTTAC Content Expert
Subsistence living involves maintaining a self-sufficient livelihood through traditional methods of natural resource use, such as hunting and fishing. It is practiced today by some Alaska Natives as well as other cultural groups living in remote and isolated locations.
Subsistence living is a form of self-employment, in which individuals produce goods and services that are either consumed by the household or used for noncommercial trade and bartering. It therefore provides viable vocational goal for AIVRS Program participants, particularly those residing in regions with limited employment opportunities.