Norman Tait ~ Nisga’a
Norman Tait’s interest in Nisga’a art was sparked through the family traditions and oral histories he experienced as a boy. He is the son of acclaimed carver, Josiah Tait, and is the brother of Chief Alver Tait, who is also a celebrated Nisga’a carver. Norman Tait went to a residential school in Edmonton, completed highschool in Prince Rupert and then had a brief career as a millwright. In 1973, he established himself as a wood carver with the production and raising of the first Nisga’a pole in over fifty years.