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Indigenous Art Installation

Indigenous Art Installation title with image of two finished canoes

Through Indigenous art, we aim to tell the story that celebrates the rich history of pioneering Indigenous entrepreneurship in Canada and honour the role of Indigenous entrepreneurs and artists.

Birch Bark Canoes and the History of Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Through the story of birch bark canoes, we hope to honour the role that Indigenous entrepreneurs have played in shaping Canada’s economic history.

The canoe building process

The canoe building process starts on June  24 and finishes on September 5, working four days per week.

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Indigenous Art Installation

Harvested and split 700 plus feet of spruce roots

Indigenous Art Installation

38 cedar canoe ribs & canoe gunwales

Indigenous Art Installation

Harvested birch bark & collected hardwood for the wooden pegs


Ewan M. Cassidy, Indigenous Initiatives Project Assistant, Ted Rogers School of Management.