Introduction to Black Ash Basketry

  • Friday, June 8th, 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Saturday, June 9th 9:30 to 4pm
  • Sunday, June 10th 9:30 to 3pm

Location:Biminizha’an gibawaajigan, WETCC building, Traditional Arts Classroom, 701 E. Jefferson Ave., Mahnomen, MN

Participants will learn about the history of Black Ash Basketry on the White Earth Reservation and will create a small basket. Clyde Estey Jr, Master Artist, will teach this introductory class with the assistance of Apprentice Artist Courtney Bunker. Free for community members and limited to 10 people (Age 15 +).

Cost- FREE

Please Register with Becca at 218-935-0417 Ext 314,

Download flyer: intro black ash[1]

These workshops are part of a grant awarded to White Earth Tribal and Community College Extension Service by the American Indian College Fund: Restoration and Preservation of Traditional Native Art Forms and Knowledge

Spoon Carving in Pine Point, November 18th

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Pine Point School, 48580 Pow Wow HWY Ponsford

Cost: FREE! lunch provided

Instructor, Steve Dahlberg, has been carving for over 30 years & is also an artisan of Scandinavian style knives.

Supplies are provided and space is limited, so REGISTER NOW!
(Note: Age 13 on up. Those under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.)

To register, please contact Becca at (218)935-0417 Ext. 314 or

Download the flyer here: 2017 Spoon Carving

Traditional Skirt Making

Tuesday & Wednesday, September 26 and 27th at 5:30 to 8:30

Sewing machines are available and some fabric will be provided. Please bring 4 yards (per color) of ribbon of your choice. If you are bringing your own fabric (2.5 yards)  and please have it washed.

Dinner is provided.

White Earth Tribal & Community College, 2250 College Road, Mahnomen, MN

218-935- 0417 Becca Ext. 314 or Emma at Ext 302

This workshop is a collaboration between WETCC Extension and WETCC Cultural Coordinator. The WETCC Cultural Department was formed in response to the WETCC strategic goal 4.A. Increase Culture on Campus.  The department coordinates cultural activities, training, and ceremonies to enhance student learning