Qayats, bull boats, and birch bark canoes all have traditionally carried Native people over the water. In some communities the craft of making boats using traditional methods and materials continues. On the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation, a learning group is working on making traditional birch bark canoes. We’ll talk with them about their tips and techniques for traditional boats.
Paul DeMain (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and Ojibwe descent) – editor of News for Indian Country
Pedro Zepeda (Seminole Tribe of Florida) – traditional Seminole artist
Julie Duggins – archeology supervisor for Public Lands Archaeology within the Bureau of Archaeological Research in the Division of Historical Resources at the Florida Department of State
Break music: Canoe Journey (song) Jim Boyd (artist) Voices From The Lakes (album)