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The Last Mooseskin Boat

The Last Mooseskin Boat

| 28 min

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.

  • director
    Raymond Yakeleya
  • producer
    Raymond Yakeleya
    Bill Stewart
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • executive producer
    Cheeko Desjarlais
    Tom Radford
  • script
    Klane King
  • camera
    Bill Stewart
  • sound
    Nora Jim
  • editing
    Joe Jr. Viszmeg
    Bill Stewart
  • narrator
    Don Rollans


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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.

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