Beetle Destroying Native Basket Weaving Cultural Traditions

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Beetle Destroying Native Basket Weaving Cultural Traditions

Post by edfrank » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:39 pm

Beetle Decimating Environment in North America
By Debra Utacia Krol February 28, 2011


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The emerald ash borer, which is just one-half-inch long, is busily wiping out more than a billion ash trees in the United States and Canada, wreaking ecological havoc on watersheds and forests, as well as the economies of more than 10 states and provinces, and doing incalculable damage to Northern Woodlands tribal cultures. Kelly Church, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and a nationally acclaimed basket weaver, is one of the leaders of the battle against the emerald ash borer. She’s determined to preserve Northeastern tribes’ cultural traditions against this onslaught, even if it takes generations.

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