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Karen Kakaygeesick Dethmers, Guest Artist

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Karen Kakaygeesick Dethmers, willow basket maker, was born and raised in Warroad. She graduated from Warroad High School and through the years has been active in educating the community on Native American traditions. Her grandmother taught her how to make willow baskets at approximately 23 years of age which is the same age as when her grandmother was taught by Mary Angus, Kakaygeesick’s daughter, also from Warroad. Karen entered her willow baskets in the Bemidji Traveling Art Show and received first-place honors.