Nettie Jackson Kuneki, member of the Klickitat Indian community of Oregon and well-known Pacific Northwest basket artist, has woven baskets for 30 years. Kunekiís documentary film, And Woman Wove It in a Basket examines basket weaving as a means for the Klickitat people to reclaim their native heritage. The film depicts the daily lives of contemporary Klickitat women determined to protect their native legacy and features members of Kunekiís own family. And Woman Wove It in a Basket earned Kuneki the award for Best Documentary at the American Indian Film Festival. (07/09)
...And Woman Wove It in a Basket
A film by Bushra Azzouz, Marlene Farnum, and Nettie Kuneki, 1989, 70 min., Color
For the Klickitat Indians in Oregon, basketweaving is a way of reclaiming native forms and heritage. This evocative portrayal of basketweaver Nettie ...