Causes: Arts & Culture
Mission: The maine indian basketmakers alliance (miba) is a nonprofit native american arts service organization focused on preserving and extending the art of basketmaking within maine's native american community. Miba seeks to preserve the ancient tradition of ash and sweetgrass basketmaking among the maliseet, micmac, passamaquoddy and penobscot tribes.
Programs: Traditional arts apprenticeships - master basketmakers teach one on one skills of traditional ash and sweetgrass basketry. Tribal community basketry workshops - basketmakers and staff teach intergeneration community members in large workshops on each reservation. Provide cultural, educational, and marketing opportunities at 4 public venues at universities and museums.