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Young, Wayne (b. 1958)

Cultural Group : Nisga'a, Haida

Wayne Young is a Nisga'a and Haida artist born in 1958 in Prince Rupert, BC. He began studying Northwest Coast design at fifteen with artist Dempsey Bob. He also learned to dance and carve. In 1986, he went to Chicago with The Native Dancers to greet the visiting Maoris from New Zealand. Between 1985 and 1989 Wayne assisted his uncles Robert and Norman Tait in carving a series of totem poles. He is currently living and working in Victoria, BC.*

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