Eugene Alfred is Tlingit and Northern Tutchone from the Selkirk First Nation. A member of the Crow Clan, he resides in Pelly Crossing, Yukon. Eugene carves birch, alder, and cedar, which he carefully harvests and cures. Using an array of over two hundred hand tools, he carves masks, bowls, rattles, and panels. He believes that his art defines him and the respect he has for the land.