Elsie Canadien is a Dene artisan from the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories. Born and raised in Fort Providence NWT, she began practicing her art at 9 years old, having learned her skills from her mother. Elsie currently lives in Hay River, Northwest Territories, where she continues to bead and create beautiful art with a passion. She draws inspiration from her imagination, the work of other artists and from nature. Elsie designs stunning floral patterns and enjoys restoring traditional art. Her work has been featured by NWT Arts and can be seen on display in NWT airports.