Nuu-chah-nulth Canoe Steaming video from Tofino, British Columbia shows the reinvention of historic canoe making, both as political symbol and for cultural tourism.
Nuu-chah-nulth Canoe Steaming, by Jacqueline Windh a Tofino based writer and photographer. She made the video of master Nuu-chah-nulth canoe carvers Joe and Carl Martin steam a dugout canoe on Chestermans Beach, Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
For more on the canoe see a travel article written by Jacqueline Windh.
I’d like to know the story of how a group of German apprentices (the folks in black/white clothes + hats) ended up helping out, and whether it represents a collaboration.
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Very interesting video, thank you. I assume (I know, you shouldn’t assume) that this is a very old process… so it leads me to ask: how would they do it before the age of plastic tarps?
I expect tree branches – like a sweat lodge. For more on canoes see: