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I am from the Nlaka’pamux Nation, from the beautiful reserve called Nicomen Indian Band.

I enjoy going into the local school and teaching the art of pine needle basketry to the youth in our community; I’m also honoured to teach at knowledge gatherings, to share what I know with people of our nation and surrounding areas.

Meet the Artist

Rolene Edwards

Nlaka’pamux artist Rolene Edwards has been creating pine needle art since she was a teenager. She incorporates traditional techniques into her own original designs.

Using two simple materials (fresh-harvested ponderosa pine needles and acrylic sinew) and twenty years of experience, she forms baskets and jewelry that are priceless pieces of art.

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