To get into a canoe, you have to be a proper person, a clean person in both body and mind. … Don’t be swearing around that canoe, don’t be saying bad things. You’re going to hurt that canoe’s spirit and it won’t go for you. … I tell people you can be the strongest team on the water, but you have to have everything going for you-mind, body and spirit. One of the main teachings of our people is to be a good person.

Stan Greene
Chilliwack BC.
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