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Alexander Clifton Ridley

Clifton Ridley is a Tsimshian artist born 1948 in the coastal village of Hartley Bay, BC to the Eagle Clan. Having been a fisherman most of his life, Ridley’s love of the sea is reflected in both his art and lifestyle. He is a graduate of the Gitanmaax School of[…]

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Bill Reid

Bill Reid was born in 1920 to a Haida mother and a European father. While working as a broadcaster with the CBC in Toronto in the early 1950s, he studied jewelry-making at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, and later studied classic European jewelry-making at the London School of Design. He combined European[…]

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Ian Reid

Ian Reid is an up-and-coming young artist. His ancestral name is Nusi, meaning “Full Moon.” Nusi is a Heiltsuk carver, apprenticing under Kwakwaka’wakw artist Simon “Tahnis” Dick. His creations are inspired by the cultural knowledge passed down to him from his elders. His main cultural mentor has been his great[…]

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Justin Rivard

Justin Rivard was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia in 1964 and exposed to the Coast Salish culture from an early age. With his father, who at the time was Executive Director of the Native Brotherhood of BC, Justin travelled throughout the native communities on the West Coast of BC. He[…]

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Kelvin Robinson

Kelvin (Kelly) Robinson was born on May 18, 1981 in Nanaimo, British Columbia. He grew up in Bella Coola, BC. From an early age, he showed interest in learning and refining the art of his ancestors, specifically the unique form of the Nuxalk. Under the guidance of his uncle, noted[…]

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Mark Redsky

Mark Redsky was born into the Anishnabe Nation in Kenora, Ontario. Mark discovered his artistic talents for stone carving in high school and has continued to work on his craft since 1995. He has also expressed himself artistically in the form of poetry and acting. Being Anishnabe, Mark draws upon[…]

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