Baskets, weaving focus of events at Tamástslikt

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PENDLETON -- Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Community Academy Registrar Randall Melton will give a behind-the-scenes basket tour at 6:30 p.m. July 25.

Melton will bring out basket treasures from the collection vault for viewing.

A basketry panel will discuss "The Care and Fostering of Plateau Weaving" at 1 p.m. July 28. Weavers and aficionados will talk about Plateau-style weaving.

Among the panelists, Mary Dodds Schlick, author of "Columbia River Basketry: Gift of the Ancestors, Gift of the Earth" will share her knowledge about what weaving represents in the tribal world.

Pat Courtney-Gold, Wasco-Tlingit, will discuss the state of the weaving world from her vantage point.

Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Tamástslikt is on 47106 Wildhorse Boulevard, at the far end of Wildhorse Resort & Casino's main driveway. For more information, call 541-966-9748.

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