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The Birch Bark Canoe: Navigating a New World

Birch Bark Productions is pleased to announce the launch and premiere screening of The Birch Bark Canoe: Navigating a New World, a documentary and teachers’ curriculum guide that celebrates First Nations ingenuity and technology as demonstrated by the design and achievement of the birch bark canoe.

About The Documentary

The Birch Bark Canoe: Navigating a New World is a 20 minute video included in a teachers’ guide resource package which was commissioned by the partnership of Manitoba Aerospace, the Engineering Access Program and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Funding was also provided from Engineers Canada. The package has been designed to be used in Manitoba classrooms to honour the contributions of First Nations and Métis peoples and educate future generations about the art and science of the birch bark canoe. The package will be given free of charge to Manitoba teachers who wish to make use of the resource in their classrooms.