Jacob Blanchard

Jacob Blanchard

Admiring the creation of art from a young age, Jacob was fortunate to shadow artists from his home community Carmacks, which motivated him to move to Whitehorse in pursuit of his dreams.

In 2006, Jacob joined Northern Cultural Expressions Society’s “Carving Our Path Program”, where he developed his technique by working with with acknowledged Yukon artists.

As a current participant in the Advanced Carver’s Program, Jacob works on his pieces at the studio, continuing to further himself by incorporating traditional and cultural knowledge into sculpting, sanding, painting and printing. He has participated in local events such as the Rendezvous International Snow Carving event in 2008, and assisted with the Dugout Canoe Summer Project.

Little Salmon Carmacks citizen Jacob believes that Aboriginal youth can be leaders for the next generation by absorbing traditional teachings from our elders.

“My belief is that we should take care of ourselves so we can pass it on and leave a good message to help others to take care of themselves.”

Jacob Blanchard