Heritage — Kwakwaka'wakw/Carrier/Cree
Carrie Matilpi was born in Vancouver in 1973 and holds Kolus, or Baby Thunderbird, as her crest.
Carrie works in the traditional Kwakwaka’wakw style and is best known for her beautiful gold and silver jewellery. She learned to engrave from her father, Charles Harper. She has been carving since 1996 and often works with her sister, Victoria Harper.