Dennis Shorty and Jennifer Froehling

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: Fritz Mueller

DENNIS SHORTY is a member of the Kaska Dena First Nation from Ross River.  He is a visual artist, song writer and musician.

For Dennis, making art is a spiritual path and a way to communicate with his ancestors.Carving natural materials, including moose , caribou and deer antler, muskox and sheep horn, and wood, he achieves his refined and detailed imagery using a variety of hand and power tools.

Jennifer Froehling manages the marketing aspect of their business, as Dennis's work has been garnering attention locally, nationally and internationally.  Additionally Jenny plays traditional drum and sings along side her husband.

Together they form DENA ZAGI - the voice of the people. Traditional music in Kaska language their band started in 2009

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Issue- Jan13/2021

PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography