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Indigenous Cultural Practices and Modern-Day Pesticide Use

May 15 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Diania Caudell, Wednesday, May 15
Social: 6:45 p.m., Program: 7:00 p.m.

This talk will be in person at the BVAS Nature Center
and will include our annual meeting.

Basketweaving has been an integral part of Native American
culture for thousands of years. The practice dates back to
ancient times, with evidence of Native American basketry
dating as far back as 8000 BCE.

Different tribes and communities across North America developed distinct styles,
techniques, and patterns in their basketweaving, showcasing the rich
diversity of Indigenous artistic traditions. The art of basketweaving has
been a vital aspect of Native American cultural heritage, serving both
utilitarian and ceremonial purposes throughout history.

Native Americans continue in this practice, even today. Embracing the
wisdom of their forebearers, they embark on a quest for native plants,
the sacred ingredients that breathe life into their woven masterpieces.
Yet, this sacred connection faces a modern adversary, as the native
plants they gather are tainted with modern-day pesticides.

Diania Caudell, a member of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians,
passionately immerses herself in the rich cultural history of the
Luiseños, the first peoples of Oceanside. With an enchanting blend of
expertise and enthusiasm, she captivates audiences by
showcasing the ancient art of basketweaving and unveiling the
secrets of the Indigenous plants integral to the process. Beyond
her captivating demonstrations and educational workshops, Diania
holds a pivotal role as the treasurer on the Board of the California
Indian Basketweavers’ Association, contributing significantly to the
preservation and promotion of this traditional craft.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Nature Center!


May 15
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center
2202 South Coast Hwy.
Oceanside, CA 92054 United States
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