Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
25th Annual Basketweavers Gathering
At Northern Quest Casino
Friday October 4: Weavers Teaching Weavers and Youth Track
Saturday Oct. 5: Weavers Teaching Weavers, Shopper’s Day, and Annual Membership Meeting.
Sunday Oct. 6: Board of Directors’ Meeting
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
EARLY registration fees if postmarked before June 15, 2019
- Elder $30.00 (includes $5.00 annual membership fee)
- Individual $80.00 (includes $15.00 annual membership fee)
ALL Registration forms MUST be received into our office BEFORE Friday, September 27, 2019 otherwise you MUST bring this form to the site conference to register
VOTING MEMBER An individual must be enrolled as a member of a Northwest Tribe, who is also a practicing basket weaver, and current with NNABA membership dues. Each member shall be entitled to one (1) vote. All members have a right to actively belong to an existing NNABA committee. All members have the right to receive reports and vote on bylaw changes and the election of NNABA Board of Directors.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER Supports the work of the organization and does not vote or hold office. They are not enrolled members of Northwest Tribes. They may be Native American whose tribes are located in other regions of the country or non-Natives.
Youth Track: On Friday 10/4/19, the youth will meet in a designated room along with their teachers to learn a basket project or two. There are two session, each youth show sign up for one or the other and not both sessions to enable all children an opportunity to participate. Session 1 is from 9-11:30 and Sessions 2 is from 1 to 3:30. The program allows local youth, member’s children, and any other interested youth to learn basketry and hopefully become our future master weavers. Please plan on staying with any young children because we don’t have extra personnel to help supervise them; but if your children are older grade schoolers and higher please plan on having them attend. NNABA is currently seeking funding to support the youth track program to continue having no charges of fees or kits for the youth but they will need to register their name, age, hometown and tribal affiliation as applicable.