Alfred Decoteau an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians has been creating beautiful stone and diamond willow sculptures for many years. Realizing his talent at a young age he attended college at University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, focusing on art and teaching. Completing college and obtaining a degree in education, he taught art in the public school system for 27 years. Throughout the years he has created many wonderful pieces of art work that have sold throughout the world. Spirituality has been an important part of the beautiful art work he creates.