Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

'A small group of tribal artists set out to save their art form, and they did'


Soon after winning a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in late June, Penobscot basketmaker Theresa Secord of Waterville called the recognition “the greatest honor that I could receive in my lifetime.”

The fellowship is, after all, “the nation’s highest honor in the traditional arts”, as Portland Press Herald writer Bob Keyes noted. Its nine recipients each receive a $25,000 stipend and will be feted at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in September.


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