Carving cultural recovery out of a centuries-old tree

Loving this short video from the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, a montage assembling moments from the 6 month carving process behind the Stillaguamish Tribe‘s first traditional canoe in 100 years.

Made of 300-year-old cedar — a century of that spent hidden underwater — the creation of the shovel-nose canoe was headed up by Lummi Nation master carver Felix Solomon.

What a powerful moment this must have been for the participants. Learn the full story on the NWIFC site.

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