OMAK – The Okanogan Basketweavers Association will host their annual conference, Oct. 25-26, at the Golden Eagle Senior Meal Site, known locally as the former Okanogan Bingo-Casino.

The event will feature 23 expert weavers and basketmakers, including renown tribal artist Joe Feddersen and Colville tribal members Debra Tonasket, Gloria Simpson, Joetta Redstar, Julie Edwards, Trudy Marcellay, Vera Best, Leanne Campbell and more.

Registration is accepted at the event for $90. Interested parties can contact Patricia Brieler at or 509-826-5224.

In their fifth year of holding the conference, the Okanogan Basketweavers Association received $2,500 from the Colville Tribes and $3,500 from the Potlatch Fund, which is used to pay presenters,  according to Brieler.

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