Art Thompson

Country/Region: Northwest Coast

Tribe: Nuu chah nulthArt Thompson (b. 1948) was born in the village of Whyac on the southern end of Nitinat Lake. He belongs to the Ditidaht Band of the Nuu Chah Nulth people. Art was fortunate to be immersed in the cultural life of his people from an early age when he was initiated into the Tlukwalla society. As a small boy he showed great interest in artistic expression. This was further reinforced by his paternal grandfather, from whom he learned the history, songs and dances of his people.

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