State and Regional Native Basketweavers Organizations
(as of December 2006)

California Indian Basketweavers Association (CIBA)
P.O. Box 1348
Woodland, CA 95776-1348
established 1992
annual gathering: fourth weekend in June
phone: (530) 668-1332 fax: (530) 668-1386

CIBA's mission is to preserve, promote, and perpetuate California Indian basketweaving traditions while providing a healthy physical, social, spiritual, and economic environment for basketweavers. We work to create a functioning network of basketweavers who support one another in their gathering and weaving activities, and who pass their tradition to the next generation.

Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance (MIBA)
P.O. Box 3253
Old Town, ME 04468
established 1993
annual gathering: weekend after Fourth of July
phone: (207) 827-0391 fax: (207) 827-0379

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.

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association (NNABA)
P.O. Box 174
Omak, WA 98841
established 1996
annual gathering: first weekend of October
phone: (509) 826-9530

The Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association (NNABA) was established in 1996 as a non-profit organization, gathered together to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the traditional and contemporary art of Northwest Native American basketry. The Basketweavers represent Native American Tribes from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia.

Tohono O'odham Basketweavers Organization (TOBO)
P.O. Box 1790
Sells, AZ 85634
established 1996
annual gathering: first weekend in December
phone: (520) 383-4966 fax: (520) 383-5286

The Tohono O'odham Basketweavers Organization (TOBO) is dedicated to keeping basketry traditions a vital and living tradition. TOBO works with more than 250 weavers to offer classes to pass weaving traditions and techniques on to a new generation of Tohono O'odham weavers, establish a cooperative which guarantees weavers access to markets and fair compensation for their artistry and hard work. Additionally, preserve access to traditional gathering sites and organize trips to gather weaving materials.

Great Basin Native Basketweavers Association (GBNBA)
463 Walnut St.
Elko, NV 89801
established 2000
annual gathering: October 29-30 2005
phone: (775) 340-2833
email: or

Our goal is to revive, enhance and promote the traditional art of basket making handed down throughout the Great Basin Region. The Great Basin area stretches from the south area of Death Valley, California up to the middle of Oregon, from the Sierra Mountains clear across the Great Salt Lake. The Great Basin Native Basketweavers Association was organized with the intention and purpose of keeping the baskets alive for another thousand years.

Oklahoma Native American Basketweavers (ONAB)
P.O. Box 7234
Edmond, OK 73083-7234
established 2002
annual gathering: April 2005
phone: (405) 615-3702

The mission and purpose of the Oklahoma Native American Basketweavers association is to preserve, promote and perpetuate traditional basketry and culture of Native American tribes through educational programs in Oklahoma.

Great Lakes Indian Basket and Boxmakers Association
(currently defunct, files maintained at Michigan State University Museum)