Kandi McGilton

Kandi McGilton

Kandi McGilton (Metlakatla Indian Community) is a modern Tsimshian artist in southeast Alaska. A student of renowned master weavers Delores and Holly Churchill, Kandi practices the endangered Annette Island style of Ts’msyen basketry. She received the Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award in 2017 to help continue her apprenticeship. She collaborates with David R. Boxley (Ts’msyen), the 2017 First Peoples Fund fellow, to create traditional formline designs. She co-founded the Haayk Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to revitalize Sm’algyax, the language of the Tsimshian.