Moses Beaver: Encouraging Young Artists

Produced by Nick Vander Puy
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Moses Beaver paints the stories he heard in his youth, traveling in the Canadian bush by dogsled, hunting, trapping, and fishing.

He's on a mission to bring back the old stories through his painting.

During November he's teaching bush skills at the Teaching Drum Outdoor School near Three Lakes, Wisconsin.

Moses Beaver website

The group is building a smoke house tee pee to preserve deer meat and fish.

There are many budding artists in Indian Country.  And Moses Beaver encourages them by boosting their self-esteem.

"I don't tell them what to do.  They watch me and develop their own style."

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