Marcel Labelle

When it comes to canoe building, the Labelle family from the Metis community Mattawa, Ontario is a prime example of workmanship, respect of traditional teachings, and deep connection to Mother Earth. Marcel and Joanne Labelle travel extensively across and beyond Turtle Island to teach the upcoming generations the art of traditional birch bark canoe building. With Marcel, you don’t just learn to build a canoe, you learn what the canoe truly means to Indigenous peoples.

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