Mark Sixbey is a wood carver from Metlekatla, Alaska. He works as a traditional art specialist for the Sitka tribe of Alaska where he does cultural art activities and program development for all ages in the community.

ATMI producer Karl Cranston-Simmons first met Sixbey when he took an art class from him at Pacific High School in Sitka.

Karl sat down with Sixbey to talk about Northwestern art, training under master carver Jack Hudson, and how his service in the U.S. Marines impacted his life.

Hosted by Madison Knutson.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.

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