A former Fisheries Officer, born in Vancouver in 1959, Eric Harald Macbeth Robertson was an Honours Graduate who majored in Three Dimensional Studies from Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1988 and received an M.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec in 1992. While pursuing these studies, he won scholarships from the government of British Columbia, Emily Carr College and Concordia. His work Bearings and Demeanours (1990) is in the collection of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Robertson has instructed at the En'owkin Centre in Penticton, British Columbia and is a founding member of the Nation to Nation collective.