Doug La Fortune is a Salish artist that is both a member of the Lummi Band in Washington and the Tsawout Band in Saanichton British Columbia. He was born in 1958 in Bellingham in the United States. He worked under acclaimed Cowichan artist Simon Charlie. In the seventies LaFortune studied Fine Arts at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia. LaFortune has cultivated his own carving style and unique design that has been incorporated into his silkscreen prints.