Event Title

Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Under Threat? Art, Culture, and the Future of Maine Indian Basketmaking

Location

St. Francis Room, Ketchum Library, Biddeford Campus, UNE

Start Date

1-10-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

1-10-2018 1:30 PM

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A panel of award-winning Wabanaki Basketmakers Pamela Outdusis Cunningham, Geo Neptune, Jennifer Neptune and Sarah Sockbeson discuss the importance of the basketmaking tradition for their tribal communities. Each of the artists discuss their approach to basketmaking and its meaning to them and their communities. They also discuss the future of Indian basketmaking in Maine, given the recent arrival of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, which kills all species of ash trees, including the brown ash, the source materials for Wabanaki Basketry. The panel is moderated by Dr. Darren Ranco, Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine.

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Oct 1st, 12:00 PM Oct 1st, 1:30 PM

Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Under Threat? Art, Culture, and the Future of Maine Indian Basketmaking

St. Francis Room, Ketchum Library, Biddeford Campus, UNE

A panel of award-winning Wabanaki Basketmakers Pamela Outdusis Cunningham, Geo Neptune, Jennifer Neptune and Sarah Sockbeson discuss the importance of the basketmaking tradition for their tribal communities. Each of the artists discuss their approach to basketmaking and its meaning to them and their communities. They also discuss the future of Indian basketmaking in Maine, given the recent arrival of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer, which kills all species of ash trees, including the brown ash, the source materials for Wabanaki Basketry. The panel is moderated by Dr. Darren Ranco, Chair of Native American Programs at the University of Maine.