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,  rebecca.dallinger@wetcc.edu

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

October 23-24th, Applique: Design and Construction

Monday & Tuesday,  5:30 pm to 8 pm

What to bring;

  • Embellishments: sturdy satin, ribbons, calico and cotton fabric scraps.
  • a bag, shirt, skirt or vest to put applique on
  • Bring your own drawn design for applique

Sewing machines are available and some fabric will be available.

 Dinner provided.

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

RSVP: 218- 935-0417 to 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. It also increases cultural adeptness to current and future employees of the college through professional development opportunities.   

October 23-25th Traditional Skirt Making

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 5:30 and8pm

The September response and participation for skirt making was overwhelming so we added an October class is being offered.

Though we will have some fabric you can bring your own pre washed 2. 5 yards and your own 4 yards (per color) of ribbon of your choice. Instructor is Bev St John.

Class is free and dinner is provided

Please sign up- 218-935-0417 with Becca Ext 314 or Tammy 213