American Indian Solutions to Environmental Challenges

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For the Akwesasne Mohawk people, basketmaking has long been an important cultural tradition. However, black ash trees used by basketmakers now face environmental threats, making them difficult to find. In this section, hear from members of the Mohawk tribe about their work to protect their trees and find ways to ensure the future survival of black ash.

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Akwesasne Mohawk
Akwesasne Mohawk
Keeping the black ash trees from vanishing forever.