Crow Lady is the studio name used by Nancy Hager for the crafts she creates using traditional methods and materials. Nancy Hager was born in Mayo, Yukon on December 1952. Nancy is part of the Crow clan. She was brought up by her grandmother and grandfather, Mary and Edwin Hager. Mary Hager (Kendi) was born in the Old Crow region in 1907, to Julius and Persis Kendi (Sha’tra). Edwin was born in 1908 to Robert and Eliza (Jimmy) Hager. Nancy’s mother and father are Lizzy and Julius Hager.
She went to school in Mayo finishing grade 10, then she went on to Victoria, BC to graduate from St Anne’s Academy. In 2009, Nancy graduated from the Native Cutlural Art Instructor Program at the Portage College in Lac La Biche, Alberta, and has taught native crafts in schools and workshops across Yukon and Western Canada. Nancy completed the Yukon College Business Entrepreneurial Course at Mayo campus in 2016. She will be pursuing a higher diploma as a Native Cultural Instructor at Portage College in 2016-17.
Nancy was involved as the Na Cho Nyak Dun First Nations Training Coordinator for 25 years. She was NND Crow Councilor, Language and Culture Coordinator, NND Liaison with Kiewit & Sons, the NND Employment, Training & Community Economic Development Liaison with Alexco Resources, and Supervisor at Binet House, the museum and tourist information centre in Mayo.