Delores Churchill of Ketchikan, Alaska, began learning traditional Tsimshian weaving in 1972 from her mother Selina Peratovich, and masters Flora Matthew and Brenda White. She is a renowned basket weaver, recipient of multiple awards and has had her work shown in many exhibits. For many years, Churchill has taught basketry and basket design at the University of Alaska, Southeast, across the United States and in Europe. Her expertise is repeatedly sought for lectures, demonstrations and workshops all over the country. Churchill has taught multiple apprentices, helping to keep her art form and the Northwest coast culture alive.