Klamath Tribes honor basket weaving as a winter tradition

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – The winter is traditionally a time to slow down and work on long-awaited projects.After the frenetic pace of harvesting slows down and daylight comes at a premium, the season can become a time for handicrafts and projects suitable for a slower pace.For members of the Klamath Tribes, including the Klamath, Modoc and Yahooskin peoples, basket weaving is a time-honored winter tradition, producing storage vessels, cookware, clothes and toys.Kelli Campagne, a case worker for the Tribes’ social services department, said weaving is something she learned from her grandmother, and a skill she is more than happy to share with others.“I picked it up right away,” she said. “This is my connection back.”Campagne said the traditional methods for basket weaving still hold true today, from the need to start harvesting materials in the spring to the types of fiber utilized.She said, given how important and lengthy the process is to cure weaving materials, it is not uncommon for harvesting to begin in April to be ready for weaving by the winter. She said materials like cattails (popas), willow (yaas), tule (may), cedar (wolwans) and pine (goos) are collected for making baskets and other items

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Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered To Be Rerouted By Army Corps of Engineers But… – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow…

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For months water protectors have peacefully protested the Dakota Access Pipeline being built near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This weekend the Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement for …

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The Sights and Sounds From the Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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The Sights and Sounds From the Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

On Friday, Nov. 25th & Nov. 26th people in Standing Rock, North Dakota were treated to a beautiful melding of activists and artists coming together to raise money to aide …

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A Final Message to President Obama About the Dakota Access Pipeline – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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As President Obama’s presidency winds down, these people have an important message and plea for him. Will he heed the call?

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Muscogee Creek Nation Uses Federal Grant to Replace Aging Buses

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A one-time Health and Safety grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families will allow the Muscogee Creek Nation H…

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Dakota Access Pipeline Halted, DC Reacts

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Reactions from federal officials have been pouring in over the past 24 hours since federal officials and the Department…

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Why This Election Was Dangerous for Indians (and Lots of Other Folks)

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In the aftermath of this historic—if hideous—election, we are waiting for the dust to settle and see where we all stand….

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Traditional and Modern Knowledge Intersect at Ocean Planning Conference

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Treaty rights, keeping shipping lanes from crossing tribal fishing grounds, and making sure that telecommunications cables won’t be routed across shellfish beds—issues such as t…

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Juneau for President? As Trump Interviews Administration Candidates

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TRAHANT REPORTS—The period between an election and a new presi…

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Class III gaming compacts for five tribes in California take effect

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In just the past three months alone, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed compacts for 10 tribes in the state to take effect.

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Army Denies Dakota Access Easement Under Lake Oahe; Exultation Ensues

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Federal officials with the Department of Army announced on Sunday, December 4 that they would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline….

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Army Denies Dakota Access Easement Under Lake Oahu; Exultation Ensues

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Federal officials with the Department of Army announced on Sunday December 3 that they would not approve permits for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline….

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Thousands of Veterans Descend on Standing Rock to Protect and Serve

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Cannonball River, N.D. — Thousands of U.S….

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If I Saw It on Facebook, It Must Be True

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Facebook has its usefulness….

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Pastor Canoe: How the Missions Affected the Life of One Pimugna Man

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Pastor Canoe was born about 1805 at the village of Pimugna on the island known today as

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The Week That Was: The Big Stories in Indian Country, December 4, 2016

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DAPL outrage erupted, the post-election drama unspooled, and pipeline kerfuffles were on the horizon north of the 49th Parallel this past Week That Was in Indian country….

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Pushing Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (While a Replacement Can Wait)

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TRAHANT REPORTS—President-elect Donald Trump and Congress are…

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Hugh Jackman, Fox 2000 Will Produce, Act, in Alexie’s True Diary of a Part Time Indian

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After almost 20 years playing Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is teaming up with Fox 2000, Donners Company (Producers of Deadpool) and Temple Hill (“The Fault in Our Stars”) to film an…

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Indigenous Peoples Day, Columbus Day, or Both?

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Many indigenous people have protested the commemoration of Columbus Day. In the United States, Columbus Day is celebrated on October 12, and is a federal holiday….

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A Powerful Idea: The Rule of Law – Four Words That Still Matter

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TRAHANT REPORTS—The Rule of Law….

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Entourage and Graceland Star Rhys Coiro Makes Impromptu Visit to Standing Rock

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Actor Rhys Coiro, who had recurring roles on the hit TV series Entourage and Graceland, made a surprise visit to the water protector camps near Standing Rock o…

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Natives Battered as NFL Team Plays On

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Last Sunday night, the world watched in horror as violations of the human and civil rights of Indigenous people and allies took place in Standing Rock, North Dakota….

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Activist and Maverick John Bolenbaugh Dishes About DAPL

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John Bolenbaugh says he never set out to be a whistleblower. But he has, by accident he says, spent the past six years fighting Enbridge Inc….

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Researchers offer tips for healthier holidays

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The holiday season might be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many it’s also the unhealthiest. Packed with get-togethers, travel, too much food and drink, and too little time to check everything off to-do lists, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s often ends up taking a toll on our health.

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Pow Wow Calendar Update – November 29, 2016 – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

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Check the list below for the latest Pow Wows added to our calendar and ones coming up in the next couple of weeks! Plan your Pow Wow trips! Upcoming Pow …

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