- This event has passed.
Birch Bark Canoes with Erik Simula
November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us for a fantastic presentation from Erik Simula is a Finnish-American cultural educator and birch bark canoe builder from Duluth, Minnesota.
Date: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: FDLTCC Commons
Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
- Discover the significance of the birch bark canoe in Anishinaabe culture and language.
- Learn about the birch bark canoe’s history, design, materials, construction, and use in wild rice harvesting.
- A highlight will be an examination of the traditional birch bark canoe on display at FDLTCC.
Erik Simula is a Finnish-American cultural educator and birch bark canoe builder from Duluth, Minnesota. He is a graduate student in the Master of Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship (MTRES) Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth and a research assistant with the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership to support the 2024 revision of the 1854 Ceded Territory Climate Change Adaptation Plan.