DONNIE EDENSHAW
  Cultural Group: Haida  
   

Member of Skedans Raven Clan

  Traditonal Name: Gaju Xial, meaning "Song and Dance Man"
  Born: September 15th, 1978
  Birthplace: Haida Gwaii, B.C.
  Currently Residing: Haida Gwaii, B.C.
  Artist Statement

“As part of the Haida Nation, I am blessed by the traditions passed down by many generations and the artistic talent and cultural connection of my parents and grandparents. Art, culture, and the wonder of nature are part of everyday life. Through art, singing, and dancing, I bring our culture into the lives of our two daughters. I’ve lived in Haida Gwaii all my life. All I do – in the cultural realm -  is what I have to do. It is a responsibility to show people what we have and who we are. Just as I continue to learn about my culture – I have to teach others as well.”

-Donnie Edenshaw

  Biography Donnie Edenshaw has been an artist since the age of 10, his training began while watching his father, Haida artist Cooper Wilson. Donnie works in argillite, wood, silver and gold.
 
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