This short documentary follows Gabe Etchinelle as builds a mooseskin boat as a tribute to an earlier way of life, where the Shotah Dene people would use a mooseskin boats and transport their families and cargo down mountain rivers to trading settlements throughout the Northwest Territories.
Ages 14 to 17
Diversity - Identity
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World
In cooperative learning groups, students will construct a scale-model mooseskin boat using materials and tools similar to those used in the documentary. The class will build a scale model of a fast-flowing river that their boats must successfully navigate. While building the boats the students will record their use of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and environmental-studies knowledge and skills.