Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is a very active player in a vibrant shift in the comfortably familiar world of Canada's iconic First Nations' art. After a career that spanned three decades of involvement in high-profile Haida political successes, Yahgulanaas decided to finally apply his formal training in classic Haida design. He is a descendant of the influential artists, Isabella Edenshaw, Charles Edenshaw. He takes from an extensive corpus of Haida narratives and transforms them into contemporary, accessible and socially relevant Art. Yahgulanaas invented a new genre of graphic narrative called Haida Manga - part Haida, part Asian, and all Michael - to combat the simplistic narratives perpetrated about Indigenous People of the Pacific Coast. He's telling another story altogether: of complex human beings struggling, loving and dreaming just like everyone else. Social and environmental issues continue to play a big role in his works and when blended with his passionate belief in the power of the small Yahgulanaas is clearly adeptly blending appealing imagery with contemporary issues.
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