Dona Point

Coast Salish

February 15, 1954

Vancouver, BC

Dona Point's Coast Salish name is Sqweleethiya, and she is from the Musqueam Band. She has been working as an artist since 1988, and creates wood carvings, drums, prints, and jewellery. Highlights of her career include having early pieces sent abroad to Sweden and Germany, and working under her sister, Susan Point. In 2009, Dona graduated from Vancouver's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under established Haida/Kwakwaka'wakw artist, Dan Wallace. All of her jewellery is created with Coast Salish design.