Duran Henry is a Tlingit/Southern Tutchone member of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation in Whitehorse, Yukon. He was born in 1983 and is the son of artist Ray Shorty. Duran has enjoyed drawing and painting from a young age. As a teenager he took part in many art classes and workshops. Joining the Northern Cultural Expressions Society in 2006, he learned under the instruction of Tlingit carver Calvin Morberg. He has also studies under Lewis McKenna, William Callaghan, Victor Reese, and Sean Hinton. Duran works primarily with wood, carving paddles, plaques, masks, and panels. He currently uses basswood, and yellow and red cedar for his creations.