Doug LaFortune

An Artist’s Journey

Doug LaFortune is a Tsawout artist who practices both carving and design. Doug began his journey as an artist under the mentorship of master carver Simon Charlie. Doug has since been practicing carving for nearly 50 years and has become a renowned carver and artist.

Doug LaFortune and a selection of his work, including a thunderbird feather, hummingbird, bear, and frog.


In this video you will hear of Doug’s personal journey as an artist and his advice for future emerging artists. As you learn of Doug’s life, you will gain a greater understanding of Indigenous art and culture.

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada