Trixie Kalkins-Bennett was born and raised in Wrangell, Alaska, Lingit Aani. She is a Raven-Frog member of the Kaach.ádi clan -- the clan of her mother, Minnie Evangeline -- of the Shtax’heen Kwaan of the Tlingit Nation. Trixie’s dad is Tahltan and from Telegraph Creek, B.C. Trixie is a tribal leader for Ketchikan Indian Community, as well as a “Salmon Speaker” and a featured storyteller in When the Salmon Spoke. She’s also the owner of Trixie’s Tongass Tonics -- a small startup in Ketchikan, Alaska, that seeks to share with the world the healing magic of plants as foods and medicine.