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Connected By Canoe

Naabidoojigan jiimaan

Mdaaswak minik aabjitoonaawaa jiimaanan. Wgii aabjitoonaawaa iw jiimaan ji dagooshnoowaad nooj goji gii mashkdoonaawaad gaa zhitoowaad minwaa miijim. Wgii maadaadoonaawaa n’iw ziibiisan gi zhaawaad oodena. Geyaaba mskowziigad iw jiimaan geyaaba gdi maadaadowmin iw mshkiki miikan.

Connected By Canoe

Changing relationships through the lens of the canoe

The canoe has been used around the globe for thousands of years to establish relationships between peoples of diverse backgrounds. Across this continent, ancient trade routes followed key waterways, making the canoe an ideal means of travel. These well used routes have left a lasting impression that is recognizable on the landscape of Canada today, as many trading hubs and meeting places are now familiar cities. The legacy of these complex and changing relations continues to impact us today. Yet, the canoe continues to be present, often used to navigate a pathway toward healing.

Le canot à la source

L’évolution des relations dans le sillon du canot

Depuis des millénaires, le canot est utilisé partout dans le monde pour nouer des liens entre les peuples de diverses origines. Sur ce continent, les anciennes routes commerciales suivaient les principales voies navigables, faisant du canot un moyen de transport idéal. Ces routes très fréquentées ont laissé une marque durable que l’on peut reconnaître dans le paysage du Canada moderne. De nombreux carrefours commerciaux et lieux de rassemblement ont laissé place à des villes familières. Et l’héritage de ces liens complexes et changeants a encore une incidence sur nos vies. Le canot, encore très présent, est souvent utilisé pour naviguer sur le chemin de la guérison par exemple.


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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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