Ray Natraoro

Profession Field: Artist

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Kaapulk / Sessiyám (Ray) is from the Squamish Nation. He has been carving masks, poles, and model canoes since 1994. He learned to carve canoes from his late uncle. Canoe building can be traced back through five generations of his family. He has helped carve three race canoes, and in 1998 was the Master Carver on a 37′ sea-going canoe for the Nation. Ray is glad to pass on his knowledge to his many apprentices. He pays tribute to his family’s teachings by carrying on this tradition for generations to come.

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