Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Voyages of Rediscovery in Ontario


Voyages of Rediscovery is an educational organization operating mostly in Washington state, using canoes and canoe-related skills as means to teach history and environmental and cultural studies. They use and build birchbark canoes and fiberglass canoes dressed up to look like birchbarks.

This spring and summer they will teach birchbark canoe building to young people of the Bear Island Band of the Temagami First Nation, in Ontario. The organization is raising funds to produce a feature-length video of the project, to use for further fundraising and publicity. Their fund-raising site has a series of shorter videos, including one documenting the construction of a 25-foot bark voyageur canoe.

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