Youth and Education news
Volume 2 December, 2011
Students learn to preserve Native American baskets
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Students from Noli Indian School and theSoboba Cultural Center are working together on a unique project. The students are helping archive a 50-piece Native American basket collection and update the current catalogue.
"They get a good overview of what it entails to curate and preserve baskets," said Carrie Garcia, cultural program manager for the Soboba Band of Luiseņo Indians. "They complete assessment and condition reports. It is broadening their horizons and giving them practical experience."
Garcia said this project gives the youth a remarkable perspective.
"Being part of this project is actually teaching me about my
culture," said Kahlan Torro, of the Torres Martinez tribe. "Not
many Indians in my area made baskets. I can see the time it takes
to make baskets that come out looking like these."
A condition assessment report includes detailed written
descriptions, measurements, and sketches of each basket. Students
then take photographs and attach to their paperwork. Their work will
be added to the tribal database.
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