Gitxaala (Kitkatla, Ganhada Clan)
Shawn was born in Vancouver, BC, raised by his grandfather in his late mother’s village of Gitxaala (Kitkatla). He was inspired at an early age by the remaining poles in his village and by his natural environment. He always wants to learn more and improve his culture.
“I get a fulfilling sense of pride portraying my culture through the classic Northwest Coast Art.”
Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, 2010
Shawn lives in Terrace BC