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Carrie Hill in her basket making studio

Carrie Hill on beginning her basket making career

Carrie Hill is a modern basket maker and the owner of Chill Baskets. She works out of a home studio and has work in museums and collections around the world. Making baskets from sweetgrass and black ash splint is a tradition that goes back generations in her family, but Carrie learned as an adult, from her […]

Carrie Hill's hands making a basket

Carrie Hill on her personal basket making style

Carrie Hill is a modern basket maker and the owner of Chill Baskets. She works out of a home studio and has work in museums and collections around the world. She says it has been rewarding beyond measure, and describes her personal style as ‘colorful, balanced, and very Carrie.’ Photo taken October 2019. Hogansburg, NY. Photo by […]

Darryl Lazore walking an iron beam

Darryl Lazore on 35 years as an ironworker

Darryl Lazore started iron working in New York City when he was just 15 years old. Here he describes the steep learning curve he faced as a brand new worker far away from home. Photo courtesy of Darryl Lazore.

Singer Theresa Bear Fox on stage

Theresa Bear Fox on writing Mohawk traditional songs

Theresa Bear Fox is an Akwesasne-based singer and songwriter. She spoke about singing in both Mohawk and English, and how her songs allow her to personally connect with her listeners. The photo is of Fox performing at the Native American Music Awards. Photo courtesy of Theresa Bear Fox.

Director Katsitsionni filming interview with Pete Jemison

Katsitsiooni Fox on openness as a documentary filmmaker

Katsitsiooni Fox is a documentary filmmaker from Akwesasne. Katsitsiooni described how openness makes for a good documentary filmmaker, and her favorite moments on a shoot. Director Katsitsiooni Fox holds a microphone while interviewing Pete Jemison. Photo courtesy of Katsitsiooni Fox.

Director Katsitsionni filming interview with Pete Jemison

Documentary filmmaker Katsitsiooni Fox on proximity to her subjects

Director Katsitsiooni Fox holds a microphone while interviewing Pete Jemison. Katsitsiooni is a documentary filmmaker from Akwesasne. One ofKatsitsiooni’s most recent films was focused on her daughter and friends, and what growing up is like for Mohawk youth. She spoke about the advantages of being close to your subjects as a filmmaker. Photo courtesy of […]

Wenknitanwon Seymour on teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School

Wenknitanwon Seymour was in her twentieth year of teaching at the Akwesasne Freedom School and about to retire. She said that she’s seen student’s appreciation for the school change over the years, but that recently they seem to appreciate learning their own language and culture.