ƛaʔuukʷiatḥ Dugout Canoe

Master carver and land defender Joe Martin reconciles his past as a logger by revitalizing the ancestral knowledge and artistic practice of the traditional Tla-o-qui-aht dugout canoe

Director/Producer: Steven Davies (Snuneymuxw/European-Canadian)
Canada | 2021 | 11 min
English | Documentary Short
North American Premiere

Content Warnings: Triggering historical trauma (Residential schools, Indian Act, 60s Scoop, MMIWG2S) briefly in the beginning but reflects a very powerful and sensitive individual’s perspective

Steven Thomas Davies is a Coast Salish (Snuneymuxw First Nation/European-Canadian) filmmaker who was born and raised in the traditional territories of the Lekwungen speaking Peoples (now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt), W̱SÁNEĆ, and the Salish Sea.

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