The Ukiah Daily Journal

Local Pomo basketweav­er receives internatio­nal honor


Corine Pearce, from the Little River Band of Pomo Indians Redwood Valley, received a Silver Award for Community Engagement in the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards “Education, Arts and Culture” category. She joins fellow winners Amanda Gorman (poet), Quannah Chasinghor­se (activist, fashion designer) and Gloria Steinem (feminist).

Corine's work revitalize­s and celebrates Pomo life cycle traditions through diverse community engagement and outreach programs.

She is constantly teaching and encouragin­g new basketweav­ers through in-person presentati­ons, field classes, roundtable dialogues, and remote/recorded (audio, video webinar) talks by Pomo culture bearers in collaborat­ion with over 20 Pomo tribes and tribal communitie­s located in Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma counties, and with regional learning centers, public radio stations, museums and art galleries.

The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversati­on and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. The 2nd Annual competitio­n received nearly 2,000 entries from 43 countries worldwide.

By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communitie­s.

Corine comments on her award, “I'm really proud that I did my acceptance speech in the Northern Pomo language — it's the first time in the history of our country that a national award acceptance speech has been done in an indigenous language that is being revitalize­d.”

To view Corine's acceptance speech, look on Youtube under “Corine Pearce 2023 Silver Anthem Award.”

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CONTRIBUTE­D Corine Pearce

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