He was raised in Old Massett, were he continues to live with his family. As a young child he had a very strong connection with his Haida culture. He grew up on the land: fishing salmon, hunting deer, and digging clams. He was drawn to Haida singing and dancing, and he joined the K'a.
Asdsnee Dance Group which Claude Davidson and his wife Sarah held in their home. He performed at Expo 86, and was featured in National Geographic in 1987. He started carving in 1989, at age eleven under the guidance of his father Cooper Wilson.Donnie's major works include many argillite sculptures that are in private collections around the world. He has also established his name as a wood carver. His first large piece being an 11-meter totem pole raised as the tallest pole in Japan at the time, which he carved with his Uncle Guujaaw.
Two of Donnie's pieces were featured in the 2006'Totems to Turquoise' exhibition held at the American Museum of Natural History. Keywords: "Haida jewelry", "stainless travel mug", "Starbucks mug", "SIGG bottle".The item "Eco-Friendly Porcelain Travel Mug with Northwest Native American Haida Design" is in sale since Friday, July 11, 2014. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Drink Containers & Thermoses". The seller is "artfromabove" and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.