cultural center & museum

Birch Bark Canoes

The Wiigwaasi-Jiimaan Project, or Birch Bark Canoe Project, is sponsored by the Fond du Lac Cultural Center and Museum, funded by the Fond du Lac Band and the Administration to Native Americans (ANA). The project teaches this traditional craft while promoting language preservation in a learn-while-doing immersion setting.

A book was created from the 2010 Jiimaan project at the museum. The book contains details about the project along with associated Ojibwe language. Click the link below for a digital version.

Wiigwaasi Jiimaan 2010

A time-lapse video was created of the 2010 canoe build. Please enjoy the video below.

2010 Birch Bark Canoe Build