Spread of emerald ash borer worries First Nations basket makers hoping to pass on skills

By Jessica Deer, CBC News Ottawa, August 10, 2018

As the emerald ash borer continues to kill swaths of ash trees across Canada, First Nations communities are concerned about the cultural ramifications it will have on the resurgence of basketry.

"That little beetle is my boogeyman," said Carrie Hill, a basket maker from Akwesasne, near Cornwall, Ont.

"I've not been afraid of anything for a long time but that little beetle is scary."


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