Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Artist restoring a lost tradition to her people

By TOM LAVENTURE

[email protected]

IRONWOOD - There were many lessons to learn by observing the process of basket weaving, from sourcing and processing of wood into materials and construction, but it was also a chance to witness the resurgence of a local art form that was nearly lost to history.

April Stone of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, brought her talent for basket making and storytelling to Miners Memorial Heritage Park on Saturday as part of the Emberlight Festival. She walked a crowd of more than 40 guests through the process of making splints from a black-as...

 
 
Rendered 05/17/2024 19:45