Haisla

Wilson, Barry

Barry was born at Kitamaat Village, British Columbia in 1952. He is Haisla from the Henaaksiala branch. At the age of five he began carving under the tutorage of his grandfather, Gordon Robertson, a Chief and carver, and his uncle, Henry Robertson. After graduating from school he followed in his[…]

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Wilson, Derek

Derek Wilson was born in the village of Butedale on Princess Royal Island, south of Hartley Bay, British Columbia in 1950. Derek is from the Haisla nation, a transitional territory between the northern groups and the Kwakwaka’wakw. Derek first learned to carve from his uncle, Henry Robertson, in the late[…]

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Starr, Brad

Brad Starr is a Haisla carver born in Kitimat, British Columbia in 1957. In 1995, while working in the construction industry, Brad was presented with a set of carving tools by his brother. Inspired by art created by his uncle Sam Robinson and his grandfather Solomon Mackay, Brad began to[…]

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Amos, Burton

Burton Amos was born on June 10th, 1963 in Kitimat, British Columbia, a port town off the northern coast. Burton is a member of the Haisla/Tsimshian nation and currently resides in Vancouver, where he works full-time as a filmmaker. He is an accomplished artist, traditional carver and poet. In his[…]

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Bartlett, Hollie Bear

Hollie Bartlett was born in Terrace, British Columbia and is a member of the Haisla Nation. Her family crest is the Killer Whale. After moving to Vancouver, British Columbia Hollie began her artistic career as a photographer for the First Nations newspaper “Kahtou News – The Voice of BC First[…]

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