How to Steal A Canoe is the story of a young Nishnaabeg woman and an elder Nishnaabeg man rescuing a canoe from a museum and returning it to the lake it was meant to be with.  On a deeper level, we witness the act of stealing back the precious parts of us, that were always ours in the first place as Indigenous people.


The audio is the film conveys the story both through music and storytelling.  Spoken lyrics recorded by Nishnaabeg poet Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. The original score composed by Cree cellist Cris Derksen.


Director: Amanda Strong

Year: 2016

Animation Technique: Stop motion animation

Producer: Amanda Strong

Funded by: Aboriginal Arts Program at the Ontario Arts Council​

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