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Waterborne: Gift of the Indian Canoeby Anne Rutledge
Linking past and present through the renewal of an important Native American tradition
For thousands of years, Indian people have inhabited the Pacific Northwest. Today, within what is now Washington State, reside 37 Indian Tribes representing many different cultures, languages, and experiences. Told totally by members of these tribes, the voices of Waterborne speak as one. This video documents a great revival as hundreds of tribal members, young and old, participate in the native art of canoe carving and rekindle the excitement of the canoe race.Waterbornelinks the canoe with both past and present, making the vital connection between canoe, water, fish, and cedar, and shows the renewed determination of indian people to preserve their beliefs, traditions, and natural resources while living fully as contemporary people. For more information, visit the CurrentRutledge page on Waterborne and the Suquamish Tribe.
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Subject: Native American Studies