Arlene Deptuck - Owner/Artistic Director
Arlene is proud to belong to the Ganhada (Raven) family of the Kitsumkalum (people of the robin) community within the Tsimshian Nation and is grateful to live, work, and play in beautiful Snuneymuxw and Snaw-Naw-As.
As a Tsimshian artist, Arlene draws inspiration from her mother’s loss of the family’s Indigenous sm’algyax language as a young girl when she attended elementary school. Arlene designs products that invite all Canadians to support Indigenous language revitalization so that we may each benefit from the beautiful gifts these languages have to offer.
Arlene is thankful the Reconciliation movement within Canada has began during her lifetime and is passionate about using creative tools and techniques to support all of her fellow Canadians in navigating these new waters.