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Alvin was born in Prince Rupert in B.C. He is a self-taught artist who works in gold, silver, wood and argillite. Alvin is a member of the Haida nation. Beginning his career as an artist in 1971, Alvin has established himself as a prominent artist, and his style reflects intricacy, experience and quality. Alvin is one of the many Haida artists who, through maintaining the traditional Haida carving style, is aiming to preserve his heritage for future generations. In 2010, Alvin received the esteemed “British Columbia Achievement Award” for First Nations ‘Art.
Symbol of power, prestige and wisdom. The Eagle also has a strong connection to peace. Its sacred down represents friendship and its feathers are used for ceremonies and rituals. The Cree consider each feather as having special meaning and distinction.