Understanding Climate Change through Indigenous Basketry

This resource kit explores how climate change impacts Native American basketmakers and their communities, and will help students reflect on the impacts of climate change in their own lives. Baskets are an important part of many Native American cultures, but climate change is impacting the resources used to make baskets. Basketmaking practices from Hopi, Western Apache, Akimel O’odham and Tohono O’odham communities are highlighted in this kit. Kit developed by Arizona State Museum student interns Kat Moore, Will Martin, Kayleigh Heffelmire under the guidance of Dr. Ruth Jolie, and with the support and editing of Lisa Falk and Sarah Willwater.