Henry was a Haisla artist, born in 1934 in Kemano, BC. His Haisla name was Ga-ba-baawk meaning “Ten Ravens’, and his crest was a Raven.
At the age of ten, Henry began carving under the influence of his father, Gordon Robertson. Throughout his life, Henry carved masks, feast bowls, toten poles, and more, and his work has been exhibited throughout North America. He carved a totem pole for the Aboriginal Aboriginal Friendship Centre in Vancouver, BC.. He was also responsible for the Aboriginal Pavilion at the PNE in Vancouver from 2004-2006. In addition, Henry oversaw the recreation of a 19th century G'psgolox pole that was made for Sweden as part of a repatriation deal between Sweden and Canada. He was also a member of the Haisla Totem Pole Repatriation Project, and was featured in the NFB documentary “Totem: The Return of the G’psgolox Pole”.
Henry passed away in 2016.