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In Maine, Native basketmakers hope to show sweetgrass gathering in PAs can be sustainable

Before Europeans settled on the East Coast, the Wabanaki tribes had open access to all of Maine's natural resources, from eels to ash, and sweetgrass to salmon. 


Currently jurisdictional battles over important natural resources still simmer, but the Wabanaki nation, and a handful of other federally recognized nations around the country, are working toward harvest rights in some of the nation's most protected areas. A pilot project underway downeast could serve as a national model.


https://bangordailynews.com/2018/08/25/news/down-east/wabanaki-basketmakers-want-to-show-that-harvesting-sweetgrass-can-be-sustainable/

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