The Maori Voice, Parts 1 & 2 • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

The Maori Voice, Parts 1 & 2 • Storytellers in motion (Series 1)

Available on DVDAvailable on VHSContains Closed Captioning

This two-part episode from the Storytellers in motion series features the Maori storytellers of New Zealand: Barry Barclay, Merata Mita, Tainui Stephens, Don Selwyn, Carey Carter and Vanessa Rare.

Tribal Journey, Part 4: Maoria Waka, Dugout Canoe and Birch Bark • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Tribal Journey, Part 4: Maoria Waka, Dugout Canoe and Birch Bark • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 3)

Available on DVDContains Closed Captioning

Anishinaabe canoe builder Wayne Vallier builds the birch bark canoe, explaining the one-year process of harvesting the materials. Birch bark was harvested in the east and shipped; spruce roots to lash the materials together were gathered on the west coast. Master Maori carver Dr. Takirirangi Smith, who had worked with Skokomish artist and carver John Smith in 2007 to build a Maori Waka, returned to paddle it.