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Qajaq USA is the American Chapter of Qaannat Kattuffiat - the Greenland Kayak Association. We have members world-wide. Qajaq USA is one of only two affiliated "Qajaq" clubs outside of Greenland. Most "Qajaq" clubs are scattered among the small villages of Greenland and are a major impetus in keeping the local kayaking traditions alive.

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Today is September 15, 2019

QajaqTC is an intimate gathering of qajaq paddlers, rollers, and builders of all levels. The event is limited to 60 people, is located at a paddle-in YMCA camp, and brags about having the best food around. Our activities range far and wide as we explore native Greenlandic culture and skills. Visit our website to learn more about the guests, clinics, and presentations for 2019.

When: August 22 - 25, 2019
Where: Camp Lookout
Frankfort, MI 
Contact: Qajaq TC E4472 State Road M28 Au Train, MI. 49806

The Traditional Paddlers Gathering
A casual get together of like minded enthusiasts, The Traditional Paddlers Gathering is a fun filled, educational event that focuses on all aspects of Traditional paddling. Book ending the summer with Qajaq Camp, we hope to bring you not only skilled instruction and detailed learning and practice, but also take aways applicable to the winter season. This year, guest mentor Chuck Smith, of Aluu paddles, will walk us through a specific part of doing a skin-on-frame build. Chuck plans to begin the build, and continue from year to year/event to event until it's completed. Dubside, well known for his first hand knowledge of all things Greenland, will join us again for more fun on the water, the ropes and of course, the yoga and singing! Henry Davies and Pete Kuhn will continue to tweak your strokes and rolling, and our other local mentors will help you get worked and come away with a plan for your builds and practice over the winter! The Boy Scouts will join us again on Saturday, and we are working with the Girl Scouts, to develop a program to bring them on board too. We love the energy of the kids! Look to our webpage for updates, plans, classes and registration as they become available.

When: September 5 - 8, 2019
Where: Parker Scout Reservation
Nisswa, MN 
Contact: Renee DuFresne

Event Submissions. If you have an informal get-together or a general-purpose sea kayaking symposium (not a private class, certification, etc), of interest to traditional kayakers, we welcome you to submit your event below. This will appear on the page once it is approved by our administrative team.

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