Haida Nation Eagles of Haida Gwaii and my clan is theTsiij git’anee, My great grandmother was Susan Smith. My grandmother, who passed away when my mother was only a few months old, was Maria Smith Kithdlaiga.


My mother is Freda Courtney, nee Jones.


In 2009 I was given the opportunity to attend the First Nations Fine Arts Program at the Freda Diesing School of Art at Northwest Community College in Terrace, BC.


I am very grateful for the opportunity to have worked under the direction of world renowned carvers Ken McNeil, Stan Bevan, and Dempsey Bob. The two year Diploma program has not only helped me to grow as a Northwest Coast Artist, but also helped me to grow in all aspects of my life. I will be forever grateful to my instructors for sharing their knowledge and passion for the art with me!


My art is in collections in most US states, England, France, Poland, Alaska, and across CanadaMy favourite pieces to carve are realistic masks.I live for today, and today I am very grateful for the gifts I have been given.


Howa…Carol Young


Noni Weaver by Carol Young Bagshaw