Wisconsin Life

Birchbark Canoe

Clip: Season 1 Episode 2 | 3m 20s | Video has closed captioning.

As a young boy, Wayne Valliere’s grandmother said to him, “Your grandfathers are written throughout history. I challenge you and your brothers to think, what will your grandchildren say about you someday?” That inspired Valliere to pass on his Native American culture to young people in his community. One of the ways he does that is by teaching them how to craft traditional birchbark canoes.

Aired: 02/10/14

Rating: TV-G

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