Albert Joseph

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Albert was born in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. This area is representative of the Coast Salish Nation, a tribe that has inhabited the southern region of British Columbia for thousands of years…

Albert has always been fascinated by the myths, legend, and history of his people and seeks to express his passion through wood carvings. Albert has been carving since his early childhood. He lists his brothers and cousins as his teachers and inspiration. Coming from a well-known family of carvers, Albert explains that it was only natural for him to begin to carve. Albert is one of the many Northwest Coast Native artists working to keep his ancestral traditions alive for future generations.