Stitch by stitch, mooseskin boat on historic journey through the Dehcho – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201850 Views

40-foot canoe slung over the Virginia Falls by helicopter in spectacular fashion

Jul 04, 2018

After more than three weeks, seven moosehides and a lot of hard work, a historic journey planned for the Dehcho region has made it over a major hurdle.

It’s called the Nahanni River of Forgiveness project and, according to Dehcho elders, it marks the first time in more than 100 years that a mooseskin boat has been paddled down the river.

The 40-foot boat was crafted from young spruce, willow sticks, moosehide and sinew, all by hand, by Indigenous elders, leaders and youth at a camp in Nahanni National Park called Bunny Bar.

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