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Today! 4 pm Dedication of the Dugout Canoe

Life On the Water Dugout Canoe Project
Reception and Mitigojiman
La Pointe Center Art Gallery
103 Main Street, La Pointe

4 PM September 30, 2022

Dedication of the first Dugout Canoe to be produced here since 1854

Gitchigaming Manitowid
~~ In the spirit of Lake Superior ~~


Life on the Water Dugout Canoe Project – “Gitchigaming Manidowid”

The name of the dugout means “In The Spirit of Lake Superior”

Chief Dugout Engineers: Frank Sprague and Keven Finney

Island Managers and Assistance: Marty Curry, Mike Caswell and Johnny Ruff.

Project Oversight: Paul DeMain

This project is supported in part with assistance from the La Pointe Center for the Arts, which receives support from local donations and the Wisconsin Arts Board, the non-profit organizations Honor The Earth, Aking and Native American Educational Technologies., (NAET) with assistance from local islanders, appreciation to the Madeline Island Ferry Company, Captain Mac’s Fish Tacos, Marina, the Bad River Ojibwe Band, Tom’s Burned Down Café, lots of coffee from the Mission Hill Coffee Shop and many small donations, and assistance provided by local businesses, and the 200+ people who have put their hands on the cutting, transportation, setting up, carving, finishing and chatting over the specifics of how to do something, and why. Migwetch.

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