The Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program extends an open invitation to basket weavers for a day of weaving. Weavers from regional American Indian communities will be demonstrating southeast basket traditions using long leaf pine needle, river cane, and palmetto.
The Summit will be an informal forum allowing weavers to talk about their own technique and elements of their culture represented in the craft. Beginners and observers are encouraged to attend.
All are welcome to attend, including beginners and observers. For participants who would like to learn pine needle basketry, LCRP staff will assist them in getting a basket started. Materials for these learners will be provided. A registration fee of $20 is required and lunch will be served. Registration space is limited. Participants must register in advance by contacting Jessica Barbry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (318) 240-6414.
The Summit will take place at the Hall of Chiefs in the Paragon Casino Resort (711 Paragon Place, Marksvilla, LA 71351).