Arizona Indian Living Treasures Awards

To Honor the Cultures of Arizona Native American Tribes

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Sally Antone


Sally Antone was born in the Ak-Chin Indian community in 1947. She grew up watching her mother and grandmother make baskets and has made them herself for over 40 years. She teaches basket weaving to her children, other young people, and community members, organizes annual trips to gather materials in the Coronado National Forest, and demonstrates her art for visitors at the Open House at the Tonto National Monument each year. Her baskets are on display at the Ak-Chin Him-Dak Museum and she donates her baskets for fundraisers at charity events. She is a master of her native language, which she also teaches.

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Previous AILTA Recipients

Gevene E. Savala
Craft: Cultural Preservationist
Tribe: Kaibab Paiute
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