Northern Tutchone/Tlingit artist Eugene Alfred was born in 1970 in Mayo, Yukon Territory. He is a member of the Selkirk First Nation in Pelly Crossing, Yukon Territory, where he belongs to the Crow clan. Alfred has studied with noted artists Dempsey Bob and Ken Mowatt, and spent four years at the Kitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art located near Hazelton, B.C. He later taught a carving course at the Kitanmaax School. Alfred works full-time as an artist, and lives in the Whitehorse area.