NAAIR In The Gallery: weaving through the seasons with Nanque LaTender

Join us at the Minnesota History Center for a three-part “Artists In The Gallery” series. Watch a demonstration and participate in black ash weaving with Naneque LaTender, 2024 Native American Artist in Residence.

Naneque LaTender is a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. She is an active advocate for the revitalization of language and material culture. LaTender teaches traditional ways of living with her family and is proud to work with the youth of her community. During her residency, LaTender researched the intricate designs and styles of weaving, specifically focusing on finger-woven bags, ash baskets and woven cattail mats. Anīpahkākuahtek-ahkāēhkopenākan, meaning “black ash basket” in the Menominee language.

During each session, Naneque demonstrates how to clean black ash and process it into strips for basketry. Participants are encouraged to participate in community basket weaving. Black Ash strips will be cleaned and painted on June 12 and weaving will be demonstrated on June 19 and 26. Registration is encouraged, but not required.

This program is made possible by a grant from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.

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