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Elder Eemeelayou Arnaquq writes Inuktitut words relating to the qajaq on chart paper.

Sharing Inuit Knowledge and Language: A Partnership between The Canadian Canoe Museum and Iqaluit’s Qajakkut Society

Through National Council Member Robert Comeau, The Canadian Canoe Museum has partnered with the Qajakkut Society, an Iqaluit-based organization, aimed at strengthening the practice of qajaq (kayak) building and paddling. As part of this project, The Canadian Canoe Museum commissioned the Qajakkut Society to build two qajait (kayaks). Traditional knowledge and language sharing have been essential to this project by combining hands-on experiential learning with guidance from Elders in the community.

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Green trees and grass on the Canadian Canoe Museum's new lakefront location along Little Lake.

Canadian Canoe Museum Sets Grand Opening Celebrations for Spring 2024 | Les célébrations pour l’ouverture officielle du nouveau Musée canadien du canot auront lieu au printemps 2024

The Canadian Canoe Museum is excited to announce the official grand opening date of its highly anticipated new museum. The new museum will open this winter, followed by a grand opening celebration in May, marking the culmination of years of planning and ushering in a new era for The Canadian Canoe Museum and the paddling community.

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The Canadian Canoe Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties First Nations. The Canadian Canoe Museum also recognizes the contributions of Indigenous Peoples including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, in shaping this community and country as a whole.

As an organization that stewards the world’s largest and most significant collection of canoes, kayaks & paddled watercraft, we will honour and share the cultural histories and stories within the collection in all that we do.

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