Construction of birchbark canoe; MLS of Atikamekw man pouring hot water over long piece of wood which he then bends with knee. CU, knife cuts rectangular holes in gunwale. MLS of man installing wood frame in shell of canoe. MLS, he places canoe end piece and binds it to gunwales on either side. MCS, he adjusts gunwale along inside edge of canoe. MCS, he supports shell of canoe with stakes placed outside, which he connects with cord.