Baidarka Building Workshop with Mitch Poling
August 26, 20220
Baidarka Building Workshop with Mitch Poling: Mitch Poling learned the art of baidarka building from his early years in Chenega. In later life, under the tutelage of Chenega Elders, Mitch mastered the art, and today provides hands-on workshops to pass this craft on for generations to come. Chenega sponsored a 10-week baidarka building class in Chenega Bay, engaging the entire community with work, and infusing a shared team spirit which yielded three beautiful two-seat baidarkas that are used today in the village for recreational purposes and subsistence hunts.