Birchbark Canoe


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Birchbark Canoe

 

a canoe for one or two people, which is made of specially worked and sewn birch bark stretched over a light frame. Birchbark canoes were used by the southern Evenki (in the Podkamennaia and Nizhniaia Tunguska basins and others) and by the peoples of the Amur region. Birchbark canoes are sometimes used even today.

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She said their cultural committee would perhaps teach how to make a birchbark canoe, how to make Metis sashes, and it would provide healing circles, with Metis teachings.
Displays include everything from bone sewing needles, wampum beads to tools of the hunt, a birchbark canoe and finely beaded moccasins.
Among Noeleen's accomplishments is the building of an 18-foot birchbark canoe, now part of the McLeod Lake Band Cultural Centre, and one currently under construction funded through the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards to teach youth the traditional art form of birchbark canoe making.
A birchbark canoe "glided its way back to Canada after nearly 200 years" the Daily Gleaner, a Fredericton, New Brunswick newspaper reported May 23.