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O'odham group preserves weaving tradition

The Tohono O'odham Community Action is working to protect and preserve the traditional cultural practice of basket weaving.

Terrol Johnson, a tribal member, learned to weave from elders. He turned it into a career but ran into difficulties selling his works.

That led him to create a non-profit organization that could protect him and other weavers from shady middlemen. The weaver gets most of the money from the sale of baskets rather than art dealers.

The collective also teaches youth how to weave.

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Tribal group reweaving a tradition (The Arizona Republic 12/3)

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