Join April and Liandra on Thursday, March 17 from 6–8 p.m. in the Alvord Theatre as they demonstrate log pounding, splint preparation, and basket weaving. They will also share stories about their journey together.
Check out their display of baskets and written resources and try your hand at weaving one of several baskets that are in process. A very interactive time will be had by all.
|April Stone, an Ojibwe black ash basket maker and Northland College alumna, has been weaving with black ash since 1998. She spent one year studying a basket in use before attempting to weave her first basket in the spring of 2000 and ended up falling in love with all things connected to this craft, including live harvest and log processing of raw material into usable splints for weaving. She has researched and traveled extensively, sharing her skills with the young and old.|
|Liandra Skenandore (an enrolled citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and also belongs to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Muscogee Creek Nation, and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma), Northland College alumna, apprenticed with April from November 2019 to June 2021 through funding provided by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. By working together, April was able to pass down her intimate working knowledge to the next generation.|