Through the generosity of the NDN Collective COVID-19 Response Project, the California Indian Basketweavers Association will be distributing twenty-five (25) one-time grants for $250.00 to current or recent CIBA Voting Members. This grant is intended to support traditional artists, providing some financial relief to cultural bearers within our California Tribal Communities who have been economically … Continue reading COVID-19 Grant Assistance for CIBA Voting Members
CIBA is seeking to fill one seat on the California Indian Basketweavers Association Board of Directors. To be eligible for the Board, you must be a current or eligible voting member of CIBA. A voting member is over the age of 18, of California Indian descent, and weaves baskets using traditional materials and techniques. If … Continue reading CIBA Board Member Application
CIBA RECEIVES GRANT AWARD FROM CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES California Humanities has recently announced the 2020 Humanities for All Project Grant awards. CIBA is proud to announce that our organization has been awarded a grant of $15,000 for its project entitled “The K.N.O.T (Knowledge to Nurture our Traditions.” The Humanities for All Project Grant is a competitive … Continue reading CIBA Receives Award From Cal Humanities
Míyu Friend, Did you know that over forty, unique plant species are currently used in different California Indian baskets? When I think of this, I think of the importance of careful planning and tending and how our ancestors have done this since time immemorial. For many of us, December is a time for purposeful reflection and … Continue reading Support CIBA during Giving Tuesday or as Part of Your End of Year Giving
Our CIBA Chairperson, Carrie Garcia (Luiseno) narrates what our basketweaving practices mean to our California Indian weavers and several of our members share what being a basketweaving teacher and cultural bearer means to them. Viewers are treated to what a basketweavers gathering looks like; including our culture, connection, and community. Arts Showcase - California Indian … Continue reading Sacramento PBS Station, KVIE Highlights the 2019 Gathering
Each week, our office receives calls from interested parties who are looking for California Indian basketweavers to weave baskets for them, help them identify a basket, teach and/or demonstrate their basketry, and present on area specific, tribal cultural history. In the past, CIBA had created and printed a "Resource Directory" of CIBA members who were … Continue reading Become Part of the 2020 CIBA Resource Directory!
The California Indian Basketweavers' Association would like to invite interested parties to join us in the development Following the Smoke II, a project that is being proposed by a coalition of individuals, organizations, and agencies to promote and support traditional American Indian basket weaving in northwestern California. Areas included in this proposal are tribal areas in … Continue reading Following the Smoke II – Symposium
CIBA is proud to have worked in association with KCET and the Autry Museum of the American West on their production of Artbound "The Art of Basket Weaving." Airdates for this episode are as follows: Tuesday April 24 9:00 PM PT KCET-HD Thursday April 26 8:00 PM PT KCETLINK Saturday April 28 10:00 PM PT KCET-HD Sunday April 29 5:00 PM PT KCET-HD From KCET: Native American … Continue reading KCET Artbound Episode: The Art of Basketweaving
CIBA is looking forward to attending the upcoming California Indian Conference at Humboldt State University, April 5 - 6th. Our Board Members and Executive Director will be presenting on Day 2 of the conference so be sure to look for our Panel ,"Completing the Circle: A Holistic View of California Basketweaving!"