Making a Chaputs Book Launch

Meet and hear from the authors, Joe Martin Tla-o-qui-aht canoe-maker and former museum curator Alan Hoover about their collaboration on the book Making A Chaputs: The Teachings and Responsibilities of a Canoe Maker. The book describes the making of a dugout canoe illustrated with graphics and photographs. A short filmed called ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ Dugout Canoe (Tla-o-qui-aht Dugout Canoe) will also be screened. In the film Joe Martin reconciles his past as a clearcut logger in what is now known as Clayoquot Sound by revitalizing the ancestral knowledge and artistic practice of the traditional Tla-o-qui-aht dugout canoe.


2:00 pm Protocol
2:15 pm Welcome and Introductions
2:20 pm Address from Joe Martin
2:50 pm Short Film "ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ Dugout Canoe"
3:00 pm  Book signing


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Steven Davies
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