Rachel Smith

CULTURAL GROUP:
Oweekeno/Kwakwaka’wakw

BORN:
May 26, 1994

BIRTHPLACE:
Nanaimo, BC

Rachel grew up watching her grandfather, father, and uncle carving and painting. Although she has been immersed in Northwest Coast art all her life, she has more recently began a formal career with her own art and imagery. She apprenticed with her father, Steve Smith, and she introduced her first pieces in 2019. Rachel has completed her Associate of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and is currently a student at the University of British Columbia pursuing a Bachelor of Education Degree with an Indigenous specialization in NITEP, the Indigenous Teacher Education Program in The Faculty of Education.