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Lakehead University Magazine Fall/Winter 2006
 
 
 

A Labor of Love

D. LentzStudents from Pelican Falls School in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, presented a handmade birch bark canoe to the Department of Indigenous Learning last spring. Their teacher Darren Lentz (HBOR’94,BSc’94) says he learned the art of canoe building from elders and builders at Fort William Historical Park and was inspired by Professor Jim Smithers who taught him to “go above and beyond.”

“The canoe is a great symbol of education, and it truly represents the contributions and innovations First Nations people have made to the world,” he says.

“During my time building my first canoe, I learned a great many lessons that I think are valuable for students to learn – humility, respect, patience, understanding, caring, and friendship. All of these values are brought out in canoe building, but they are not often demonstrated.”

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