Jared Brown was born August 7, 1985 and raised in Terrace B.C. Jared is a Kitsumkalum First Nation descendant studying under the tutelage of the world renowned masters at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art. This began as a journey of self discovery that led him to the grandmother isle of Hawaii – Kauai – where he quickly learned “paradise isn’t paradise if it isn’t yours.” This “mind altering experience” led him to the paradise of Kitsumkalum, BC. While speaking to his elder (matriarch of the village) he was given a new name “Gilskneesk da nah wil Ksa’waagtk” (looking back on his roots) and was guided to take a look at the history of his forefathers which led him to dive into becoming a Northwest Coast artist. A Tsimshian from his father’s side, a nation boasting an art style unique in the world, he has begun a journey of meeting relatives, resurrecting culture, and learning his roots.
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