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Filmmaker's Biography:

My first canoe trip was with my Dad, portaging a little over 40 rods from our home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the urban wildlife refuges on Lake of the Isles to fish for largemouth bass.  We had many memorable trips.  I have been fortunate to live in several different places in the Western U.S. and Canada, and consequently have extended my range.  Canoeing has always been an important part of my life.  I am currently a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of Chicago.  I am writing a dissertation based on several years of research in Saskatchewan on First Nations governance and treaties.  I have done many different things over the years: curriculum development, oral history research, ranger for the U.S. National Park Service, political consultant, and teaching.  This is my first film.  I hope to continue my skills in this area in years to come, and am always interested in meeting other people who have an interest in film, canoeing, anthropology, and the social and political issues of wilderness preservation, sustainable development, and maintaining a life on the land.  Please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail and let me know if you have enjoyed this film.