Virgil Sampson

A Willingness to Learn

Virgil Sampson is a Coast Salish artist from the Tsartlip Nation and Nez Perce Territory. Virgil practices traditional and contemporary Coast Salish art through painting, prints and drum making.

Virgil Sampson demonstrating how to tie a drum.

Watch the video below to learn more of Virgil Sampson, hear the significance of drums in Indigenous culture, and the importance of artists in Indigenous culture.


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