Native Village Youth and Education News
May1, 2009 Issue 198 Volume 1
Maliseet "grandfather canoe" comes home for
Grandfather Canoe was built about 200 years ago as a freight canoe. It served like an 1800s pick-up truck for for natives living along the Saint John River. "The Maliseet people are people of the river," said Candice Paul, chief of St. Mary's First Nation, one of six that comprise the Maliseet. "That canoe is our history."
That it survived
this long is remarkable - birch bark canoes are
sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity.
The Maliseet campaign to repatriate the canoe
is making headway. Articles in two Irish newspapers
say National University would consider the request.
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