Minerva Soucie – Wadatika Basketweaver
(2001) 6 minutes
Master Basketweaver and Education Director of the Burns Paiute Tribe, Minerva Soucie preserves and passes on her knowledge to tribal youth and others in a the Great Basin community of Burns, Oregon. The term “Wadatika,” or black seed eaters, refers to the band of Northern Paiute People who lived near Malheur Lake, a rich source for the tiny black seeds, wada, a traditional food staple. This film first aired in 2001 on Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Art Beat program.
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