25th Annual Basketweavers Gathering         October 4th- 6th         Register soon, limited assistance available

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association

25th Annual Basketweavers Gathering

Hosted by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians
At Northern Quest Casino
October 4th- 6th 



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


IMPORTANT: Must be member of NNABA to participate

EARLY registration fees if postmarked before June 15, 2019

(Fees after June 15th are an additional $20)
  • Elder $30.00 (includes $5.00 annual membership fee)
  • Individual $80.00 (includes $15.00 annual membership fee)
 Shopper’s Day Pass $5 each (Saturday only-Non weaving Visitor, membership not required, no discounts)

 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

Membership Information

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.

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association
P.O. Box 7185, Covington, WA, 98042 (206)962-7248
25thAnnual Gathering of Basketweavers – October 4-6, 2019
Hosted by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Northern Quest Spokane WA
Click to Email for more information here
Please note below the application for receiving funding by the Cowlitz Tribe to be able to attend this event:
 We do have funding for 6 members to attendance to this weaving event.
 Travel to and from conference is your responsibility.
Please complete the application and return by September 1, 2019  |  Email
Thank You,
Patty Kinswa-Gaiser