CIBA Receives 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 grant program of California Humanities which supports locally-developed projects that respond to the needs, interests, and concerns of Californians, provide accessible learning experiences for the public, and promote understanding among our state’s diverse population.

The Knowledge to Nurture Our Traditions (The K.N.O.T) Program is designed to increase basketweaving knowledge in the California Indian community, with an emphasis on connecting tribal youth to cultural bearers and increase public appreciation, knowledge, and support for California Indian basket weavers. The program format will include six intergenerational basketweaving workshops and two panel presentations with master level, elder basketweavers, and culture bearers from Southern, Central, and Northern California tribal populations.

“These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate these grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”

California Humanities promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation, and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit, or follow California Humanities on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Become Part of the 2020 CIBA Resource Directory!

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 open to being contacted in relation to these type of inquiries. CIBA will be working on creating an updated 2020 California Indian Basketweavers’ Resource Directory and as such, we are currently seeking members who would like to be added to the directory.

If you or someone you know might be interested in becoming a part of the directory, please click on the following link: californiaindianbasketweavers resourcedirectory

Forms can be scanned and sent via e-mail to or mailed to our office at:

California Indian Basketweavers’ Association
C/O: Jennifer Malone, Resource Guide Committee
428 Main St.
Woodland, CA 95695