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The Last Mooseskin Boat

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This documentary records the passing of a tradition of the Shotah Dene of the Northwest Territories. For many generations, the Shotah Dene built mooseskin boats each spring, from dried hides and sinew, to carry their families and cargo down the mountain rivers to trading settlements such as Fort Norman. Gabe Etchinelle returns to the mountains of his youth to build one last mooseskin boat, now preserved in a museum in Yellowknife, a tribute to an earlier way of life.

1982, 28 min 04 s

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Honorable Mention
Annual Alberta Film and Television Awards
February 18 1984, Edmonton - Canada