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All My Relations


Jiimaan gdanwendaagminaan nkweshkow!!! Nishnaabeg gaa zhitoowaad n’iw jiimaanan nooj ezhinaagwak mii ezhi kenjaadeg pii’iidog gaa bi n’jibaawaad.

Geyaaba noongom mskowaamgad ezhi wemaanmaaged ow mnidoo gii wiidookwaad n’iw Nishinaabe ji zhitood iw jiimaan. Ndowaabdaannake ezhi nwemaageyan megwaa bmakzhiweyin noojigooji omaa aki.

All My Relations

Communities of the canoe

Meet the extended family of the canoe. The ancestry of today’s kayaks and canoes trace to Indigenous origins and have woven intricate threads within communities and across generations around the world.

They continue to be powerfully relevant today, reminding us that we are intrinsically connected to the natural world and all the beings within. Explore the family tree of paddling cultures and communities, both ancient and new, that are inseparable from the natural environment.

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Communautés du canot

Voici la grande famille du canot. Les ancêtres des canots et des kayaks modernes remontent aux peuples autochtones. Ils ont permis de tisser des liens complexes au sein des communautés et entre les générations, partout dans le monde.

Encore aujourd’hui, ces embarcations sont des plus pertinentes et nous rappellent que nous sommes intrinsèquement lié·e·s à la nature et à tous les êtres qui en font partie. Découvrez l’arbre généalogique de ces cultures et de ces communautés – anciennes et nouvelles – qui sont indissociables des milieux naturels.


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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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