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Carly Nabess is a Metis multimedia artist, with a background in anthropology and social work. Nabess’s work integrates her diverse cultural background and a diversity of mediums, from paint to beads and woodburning to ink.

Paternal Métis Lineage – Nabess’s father (Gayton Nabess – Métis carver). His father, my paternal grandfather, Andre “Andy” Nabess was born in The Pas to parents William and Elizabeth Nabess née Campbell. Nabess’s grandmother, Olive Nabess née O’Neil was born in The Pas Manitoba in 1935 to my greatgrandparents, Rose Delaronde from Skownan Manitoba, Treaty 2 Territory and Alvin O’Neil. Her grandfather “Andy” was also born in The Pas to parents William “Bill” and Elizabeth Nabess née Campbell.

Academic Education

B.A. Anthropology, University of Northern British Columbia, 2017.
Diploma Social Service Worker, Northwest Community College, 2013.
Certificate, Visual Arts, The Vancouver Island School of Arts, 2019.