Ken Crassweller: was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He climbed poles for Sask Telephone Company, worked for the Hudson's Bay Co. Fur Trade in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, taught Indian and Inuit children in northern Manitoba, Northern Quebec and on Ellesmere Island, Northwest Territories. He once operated a HBC camp trade. Later he served with Industry and Development, of the Federal Government Northern Affairs in Fort Chimo, Quebec, Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay), NWT, and in Ottawa, and with the Gov't. of the NWT, in Yellowknife.
Over those years he traveled the Arctic, sharing in the providing of material, financial and technical assistance to the Inuit (Eskimo) artists, carvers, and crafts people.
He earned a B Ed at the University of British Columbia in Art Education, and an MA, in Community and Regional Planning with an emphasis on Arctic Settlements. He once served as principal of an Indian Band run-school in Northern Saskatoon and also earned a degree from St. Andrew's College in Saskatoon, Sask. After ordination in the United Church of Canada, he served churches in Manitoba; Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Alberta, Canada. He and his life long married partner are blessed with three adult children.