Squamish

Squamish carver Ray Nataoaro shares how he learned to make canoes and his thoughts on the importance of canoe culture today for First Nations. See additional videos related to Squamish canoe making in the Evidence section.

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Did you know that Squamish canoes are traditionally given as wedding gifts?  The number of canoes given to the family of the bride is linked to the status of the woman.

Why would you make a model canoe? Squamish canoe makers used models to teach their children.