Jay Coutts was born in Prince George BC in 1966. He's a member of the Nakazdl'l band and is of Carrier and Cree descent. He's a skilled hunter, fisherman, gatherer, homebuilder, artist, and craftsman.
Jay crafts and carves totem poles, masks, plaques, cedar boxes, cooking and eating utensils, furniture, canoes, drums, and grave markers. He also carves and sculpts in antler, bone, stone and metals.