Canoeing

In Idaho, canoe carving brings tribal traditions to life

Carving and building canoes – in part as a nod to the past – is becoming more and more popular.LAPWAI, Idaho — Wood chips were flying as fourth- and fifth-grade Lapwai Elementary students helped carve a traditional canoe. Nez Perce Tribe member Julian Matthews organized the evening carving session to instill a sense of culture in the youngsters. About 30…