Born and raised in the Yukon, Tlingit from the Carcross Tagish First Nation, and Nuxalk Nation from Bella Coola, BC, Ms. Dickson received her diploma in fashion design at the International Arts Institute of Vancouver in 2010. However, her training began many years earlier as she has been watching and learning the intricate art of beading since she was a child. Dickson has found a beautiful balance between her traditional skills and her artisan skills and takes great pride in combining them within her practice. This artistic balance provides her with a strong connection to her First Nation heritage and keeps her rooted to her cultural identity in a modern world. The result is an authentic Aboriginal product that is respectful and inspired.