Arlene Christmas (Dozay)

 Arlene Christmas (Dozay) has spent much of her life cultivating her passion for art. Growing up in Western New Brunswick on the Tobique First Nations, Dozay is the middle child of a large family. At eighteen, she left the banks of the Tobique to pursue a formal education at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and although she had always displayed an interest in art, her intention had initially been to pursue a career in education. It wasn’t until her third year at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, with encouragement from several important individuals, that Dozay decided to switch to the fine arts program and pursue a full-time career as an artist