Thompson, Stanley (Stan)

Stan Thompson is of Talhtan and Ton Shoo descent, was born in 1971. He spent his earlier years living on the Queen Charlotte Islands, now Haida Gwaii, where he learned about everything of their rich culture. Stan’s father is a member of the Tahltan First Nation from Telegraph Creek in Northern BC. His mother is a Tetlit Gwich’in member (“people of the head waters” ) from Fort McPherson in the Northwest Territories.

At the age of 19, he started carving under the guidance of Arnold Hunt in Fort Rupert, BC on Vancouver Island and later with the famous Harry Williams, a member of the Ditidaht Tribe of Nitinat Lake, also on Vancouver Island.

Stan now lives on Vancouver Island with his wife and their five children.

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