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.
explore activities, and
to learn more about the
challenges facing the Akwesasne Mohawk.