July 5, 1971
Prince Rupert, BC
Luke Parnell's father is Haida, from Masset, and his mother is Nisga'a, from Kincolith. Luke has a Bachelor degree from the Ontario College of Art and Design. He also apprenticed with master Tsimshian carver, Henry Green, for three years. Luke actively participates in his community as a cultural singer, dancer, and drummer. He is well-known for his wood-carving abilities.