Schedule of Indian basket events in Orono

Posted Dec. 10, 2008, at 10:08 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 11:10 a.m.

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