We were glad to welcome Carole Bassett as a guest at ILA on Monday March 3rd to teach the children about Native American.
Carole Bassett, a Blackfoot Native American trained shaman, has held a strong interest in Native American lifestyle since she was a child, when at her family’s riverfront property, she camped out in a giant burned out cedar tree, making face paint out of crushed sandstone rocks from the riverbed, and beds from fir boughs!
Carole’s belief is that all American citizens should have at least a simple understanding of the role Native Americans have played in our country through an environmentally friendly, earth supportive cultural style.
She sees the incredible value of diversity and appreciation that can be enhanced by learning more about the beliefs, living styles, art, crafts and spirituality of this surprisingly diverse group of “first people”.
Beside telling stories and answering tons of questions the children had, Carole had fun painting faces and making headbands with nice feathers to the children. That day, each child had a native animal name and got to dance, make music, color masks and learn about Natives.
Native Art Day was a big success!
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