March 19, 2018
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Schedule of Indian basket events in Orono


Here is the schedule of events for the Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration at the University of Maine Student Recreation and Fitness Center in Orono.

9 a.m. — Open to the public

9:30 a.m. — Welcome with Penobscot Chief Kirk Francis and traditional greeting songs with Watie Akins of the Penobscot Nation

10-11:30 a.m. — Book signing with Kathleen Mundell, author of “North by Northeast: Wabanaki, Akwesasne, Mohawk and Tuscarora Traditional Arts”

10 a.m. — Brown ash pounding and work basket demonstration with Micmac Eldon Hanning

10:30 a.m. — Birch bark container demonstration and talk on maple sugaring with former Penobscot Chief Barry Dana

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Traditional foods, featuring hull corn soup, fry bread and blueberry desserts; food sales benefit the Penobscot Nation Boys and Girls Club

Noon — Traditional Penobscot songs with Penobscot Kelly Demmons

1 p.m. — Storytelling with John Bear Mitchell of the Penobscot Nation

1:30 p.m. — Carving demonstration with Eric Sappier and Joe “Hugga” Dana, both Penobscots

2 p.m. — Fancy basket demonstration with Passamaquoddy Stuart Tomah

2:30-4 p.m. — Burnurwurbskek Singers drumming, singing and dancing

4 p.m. — Drawing for the Hudson Museum Friends Maine Indian Basket Raffle featuring traditional decorated birch bark container by Barry Dana. Raffle tickets $5, available the day of the event

4 p.m. — Sale closes

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