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.
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.
In the Media (kawarthaNOW): New Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough will grow regional tourism and the local economy
Discover the positive impact of the new Canadian Canoe Museum on regional tourism and the local economy in Peterborough. The museum is expected to attract more visitors, promoting economic growth through increased tourism, and generating additional benefits for local businesses. By prioritizing the support of local and regional trades through the construction of this significant infrastructure project, The Canadian Canoe Museum aims to create a significant boost to the area’s cultural and economic landscape.
We were thrilled to take CBC News behind the scenes to share why this collection of national significance needs a new home and the exciting moment Kokomis Tchiman, a birchbark canoe built by Métis elder Marcel Labelle, is lifted into the new museum along the water’s edge, where it will be on display in the Exhibition Hall.
Photo: Graphic that reads "11 Indigenous Authors We're Celebrating for Indigenous History Month" next to a person in green pants reading an orange book. Blue, red, green, and grey shapes surround.Connected to the many watercraft cared for at The Canadian Canoe Museum...
Three dogs smile at the camera and rest their head on the thwart of a canoe. Text overlaid reads "Celebrate National Canoe Day, June 26, 2023 #NCD2023 #PaddlingPals". Photo by James Raffan, Director of External Relations. Every June 26th, The Canadian Canoe Museums...