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Barbara Derrick was born in Quesnel B.C. to a Tshilqot'in mother and Ukranian/Hungarian/Scottish father. With ten years of Social Work background, and another fifteen years of instructing in the Native traditional arts she has followed a calling to open her own art studio busines. Barbara is currently building Native Studio Art Cultural Institute so that she can continue expanding her passion in the arts, share her leadership training, and add value to others lives. In her knowledge bundle, Barbara holds two years of university, and four separate certificates in: Native Social Development Worker Program, John Maxwell Coach, Speaker & Trainer, Native Arts & Culture Instructor, and in Teaching Adult Learners. 

Barbara continues to write and share much of her knowledge and expertise  in e-books for her online courses. 

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A list of co-authored and authored books by Barbara Derrick

First Lady Nation- Stories by Aborignal Woman VOL IV

The fourth book in the First Lady Nation series and a MUST read. Written by 15 Aboriginal, Metis, and Indigenous women from Canada.

Walking In Your Power- lessons from the grandmothers

The author Barbara writes through the eyes of an elderyly character named "Muskwa" in rewriting her family's legacy. Her book is listed in CBC's top 100 Indigenous books.​​​​

Clan Card Guide

Clan Card Guide is a book aligned to an interactive leadership activity for all ages. The book comes with a card set.

2018 Dasiqox Tribal Newsletter

Story Submission

The newsletter shares stories and images from the community.
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Langscape Vol 6, Issue 1 Summer 2017

Coauthored Chapter

Repairing the Broken Arrow: Rebuilding Cultural Identity Through Art and Language Barbara Derrick

Langscape VOL 3, Issue 1 Summer, 2014

Coauthored Chapter

Ancient Teachings, Contemporary Learnings: Interviews on Aboriginal Education


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About Native Studio Art

Native Studio Art is a home-based business operated by an Indigenous Artist  Educator and Author  of "Walking In Your Power- lessons from the grandmothers," recommended as one of the top 100 Indigenous books by CBC Books.

Barbara Derrick 's Mission is to provide  unforgettable experiences to people  who want to build confidence through a creative muse  in different disciplines: art, drawing, carving, cooking, music and more. Art brings multicultural learning into the space and it is core to our being.

Through the courses Barbara provides guidance in marketing of your art and improving your skills. The ability to create your own successes. Barbara Derrick provides navigation to people of all ages who leave what they know at the door and JUMP to build their wings while learning!
It's not just about the creation of the art, it's about you! Art is a product. It's about putting it out into the world so you can live your life fully, and live your dreams. Understanding how your brand connects with a certain audience, and how to tap into them. Create, grow and connect with your audience. Become empowered by knowing your value, your purpose, seeing your vision unfold and because you choose to be.

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