July 5, 1984
Alert Bay, BC
Gilbert Dawson holds Wolf, Sun, and Sisiutl as his crests. He has been carving since 1995. Gilbert has worked with Beau Dick, Bruce Alfred, Sam Shaughnessy, Don Svanvyc, Joe Pederson, and Joe Wilson. He has also immersed himself in the Kwak'wala language, and has learned more than 75 ceremonial songs. He is the nephew of jewellery carver John Lancaster. In July of 2001, he carved many masks for a potlatch hosted by James Speck.