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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Learning to build canoes by hand

Saaduuts Peele teaches a canoe building class to a group from Americorps on the shores of Lake Union. Peele is a part of the Haida tribe. As participants awkwardly wielded the flat blades to chop away at the wood, he alternated positive encouragement with jokes and jabs like "What are you doing? You're fired!"