Located twenty miles below the Alaskan border is the Coast Tsimshian village of Lax Kw'alaams. Connie Dickens is a Raven of this village also known as Port Simpson. After graduating from high school in Prince Rupert where she was born and raised, Connie attended the Kitanmax School of Northwest Coast Native Art in Hazelton, B.C. for two years. On completion of the course, wood carving became the medium of choice. Once Connie and her husband Art had their three children, she decided to try and develop her drawing skills. Drawing has become the main focus of her artistic pursuits.