Charlie Craigan was born in Sechelt in 1969. His natural artistic talent began showing itself when he was still a Grade 5 student at Sechelt Elementary and was further developed while working with local carvers Arnold Jones and Jamie Jeffries. He is a member of the Sechelt Indian Band and resides in Sechelt. He is the illustrator of How the Robin Got Its Red Breast (Harbour, 1993), Mayuk the Grizzly Bear: A Legend of the Sechelt People (Harbour, 1993) and Salmon Boy: A Legend of the Sechelt People (Harbour, 2001).

[BCBW 2005]