To save traditional Mohawk basketry, Akwesasne uses biology to outsmart the emerald ash borer

 

Basketmaker Carrie Hill uses splints damaged from the emerald ash borer to show what basketmaking may look like in the future.

By David Sommerstein. NCPR News Director.

When the emerald ash borer was first discovered in Akwesasne Mohawk territory in 2016, it was a painful blow. Not only are ash trees essential parts of the forest, but they're also the raw material for the...



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