This documentary by the National Film Board of Canada was filmed in 1971. It is fairly long, 57 minutes, and has no dialog, background music, or titles, justCésar Newashish making a canoe from start to finish using only an axe, awl, and knife!
I first saw this video in the 70s and have been trying to find it again ever since. I finally stumbled into it yesterday and am posting a link here. It is mesmerizing so make sure you have time to watch it all the way through.
César Newashish, a 67-year-old Atikamekw of the Manawan Reserve north of Montreal, uses only birchbark, cedar splints, spruce roots and gum.