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The Politics of the Canoe Online Book Launch

June 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Canadian Canoe Museum is delighted to discuss our work with Indigenous communities in caring for and interpreting Indigenous kayaks and canoes at a panel to celebrate the launch of the book, The Politics of the Canoe, edited by Bruce Erickson and Sarah Wylie Krotz (University of Manitoba Press). This virtual event is free to attend. Register to attend the live event or stream it on YouTube afterwards.

Book description: “Popularly thought of as a recreational vehicle and one of the key ingredients of an ideal wilderness getaway, the canoe is also a political vessel. A potent symbol and practice of Indigenous cultures and traditions, the canoe has also been adopted to assert conservation ideals, feminist empowerment, citizenship practices, and multicultural goals. Documenting many of these various uses, this book asserts that the canoe is not merely a matter of leisure and pleasure; it is folded into many facets of our political life.”

The book features contributions from numerous of our National Council members, including John B. Zoe, Algonquin canoe-maker Chuck Commanda, Larry McDermott, and Jessica Dunkin.

The Canadian Canoe Museum’s Exhibits Project Manager Dr. Laura Peers, whose previous work has focused on developing relationships between museums and Indigenous peoples, will also be a member of the panel.

📚”Copies of the book are now available in our online store to order: https://canoemuseumstore.ca/products/politics-of-the-canoe