|By Jo Anne Malpass
As a legacy to the first 25 years of Quaaout Lodge, a traditional cottonwood dugout canoe is being built.
Cultural Liaison Frank Antoine said this “is our legacy, so this canoe now has to be taken care of for the next 25 years to make sure we remember.” Something else will be done 25 years from now for the 50th year legacy.
The Little Shuswap elders found and picked the tree on Aug 25, 2016. The traditional log of choice was a 120-foot cottonwood tree. It was the tree Secwepemc used to build dugout canoes in the past. There was a tree ceremony on January 22, 2017 which brought the tree to the ground and transported to the Quaaout Lodge property. The sacred tree will be turned into two canoes. One will be built using power tools and the other will be made using traditional methods.
….read more on the front page of this issue of the Kicker
In other news….
- 2016 Census results – pg. 6
- Onyx Creek Closes.. . for now – pg. 16
- Shuswap watershed meeting highlights – pg. 21
- Coffee with Greg Kyllo April 6
- All Candidates meeting April 20
- 2017 Mississippi Mud Pig & Whistle starts April 23
Check out more events on page. 56
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