Beau Dick

Country/Region: Northwest Coast

Tribe: Kwakwaka'wakwBeau Dick was born in 1955 in Alert Bay, BC, just off the Northeast Coast of Vancouver Island in the ancestral land of the Kwakwaka'wakw people. As an infant, Beau was taken by his family to Kingcome Village, at the head of Kingcome Inlet, in the mainland coast of British Columbia, where he spent the first six years of his life. There, only his native language, Kwakwala was spoken. Later, Beau was brought to Vancouver to attend school, but summers were spent with his family in Alert Bay.

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