Traditional birch bark canoe built by arts students – CBC

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Traditional birch bark canoe built by arts students – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2015322 Views

Jun 05, 2015

New Brunswick College of Craft and Design students have gathered materials and built a birchbark canoe

College students have spent weeks scouring the woods for bark, roots, and special wood in order to build a traditional birch bark canoe.

The students in the aboriginal arts program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design have gathered spruce roots, birch bark and ash and cedar wood to build the canoe.

Using instructions handed down over hundreds of years, the project has seen students dig up their own roots, as well as real ones to complete it.

“We’re going through all the steps, the process, of how to build a birch bark canoe,” says instructor Shane Perley-Dutcher.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/traditional-birch-bark-canoe-built-by-arts-students-1.3101611

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