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Chris Cook

Chris Cook was born into the Namgis tribe of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1971. Chris was given the name "Xusamdas" during his father’s first potlatch in 1975 when he was initiated into the Hamatsa Secret Society. Chris remained in Alert Bay until he was 18[…]

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Jim Charlie

Jim Charlie was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia in 1967. He’s part of the Coast Salish Nation and has taken the Thunderbird from his grandfather and the grizzly Bear from his grandmother as his family crests. Jim reveals that he has always been interested in art while growing up[…]

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Kelly Cannell

Kelly Cannell is a Coast Salish artist who from birth has been exposed to the endeavours and teachings of her mother Susan Point. Kelly has often helped her mother with painting and wood carving and as a result is fluent with the use of Coast Salish traditional elements. In recent[…]

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Rande Cook

Rande Cook was born May 1977 in culture-rich Alert Bay, a small village on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by the beauty of land and art, Rande found the passion of creativity at an early age. Rande now resides in Victoria where he continues to push himself in[…]

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Ryan Cranmer

Ryan Cranmer was born 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the nephew of well-known master carver Doug Cranmer. His mother is of the Namgis band of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation from Alert Bay, British Columbia, and his father is from the Heiltsuk nation of Bella Bella, British Columbia. Ryan grew[…]

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Terrence Campbell

Terrence Campbell was born in 1953 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia and is from the Wolf clan of the Tahltan Nation, with his family originating from Telegragh Creek, B.C. Terrence’s Tahltan name is “Eth-cath-kee” which means “teacher of the children”. Terrence began carving and painting at the age 15. At[…]

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William Cook

William was born in Alert Bay, on the northern tip of Vancouver Island, on June 23 1974. He is part of the “Namgis” First Nation. He was raised by his parents, Karen & Willie Cook, who come from very large families. William was raised in the Kwakawaka’wakw tradition by his[…]

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