Project: A Journey To What Matters- Bringing Haida Canoes Back
Grantee: Organized Village of Kasaan
Story by: Stormy Hamar
The Organized Village of Kasaan was able to complete a traditional 18-foot hand carved wooden dugout Haida canoe. In the process of carving the canoe we talked with many traditional carvers for ideas and input on how to proceed. The carvers spent several days researching online and in historical books to study the Haida canoe for shape and design ideas. This project was very rewarding for the carvers involved. Thank you Sealaska, National Endowment of the Arts, and The CIRI Foundation for making this project possible.