American Indian Solutions to Environmental Challenges

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Our Challenge

Black ash trees are vital to the future of Mohawk basketmaking. Because the trees are becoming scarce in Akwesasne, the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment is working to find ways to protect them.

Key Terms

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    The layer of cells that produces tree bark.

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    Branches that grow out of the trunk of a tree, from buds under the bark.

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    A tunnel or pathway in which an insect lives, feeds, or deposits eggs.

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    A newly hatched insect, before it transforms into an adult.

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    A young insect in its inactive form, between the larva and adult stages.

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Explore: Emerald Ash Borers

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Try These Questions

There are many reasons the number of black ash trees is declining. Of the reasons listed below, which one concerns the Mohawk most?
Which image doesn’t show potential signs of infestation by the emerald ash borer?
Which human activities help spread the emerald ash borer infestation?

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How has the local environment been damaged?

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What caused the damage to the local environment?

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