Kirk Thorgeirson

Community Member Columns, Stories

Meet Kirk Thorgeirson.  In 2021 Kirk found himself down and out, and it was his community that came to his aid.  Owner of TLC Automotive, Kirk is a well known and important part of the town of Masset. His shop, in many ways, is at the heart of town. The fuel pumps and garage are … Read More

Freda Davis

Community Member Columns, Stories

Meet Freda Davis.  Davis lives and works in Gaw Tlagee (Old Massett). She belongs to the Yahgu Jaanaas clan.  Her reputation of an impressive work ethic has seen her elected to the Old Massett Village Council three times. She is currently on her second term as Deputy Chief and meets her daily demands with unwavering … Read More

Sandy Gagnon

Community Member Columns, Stories

Meet Sandy Gagnon.  A mother, a sister, an auntie and a nonnie (grandmother), Gagnon is from the Tsiij Gitanaay clan and carries the name Hlth kingaa, meaning “shiny musical instrument.”  A jackie-of-many-trades, her longest running community service lies in her hair salon. For almost three decades Gagnon has been shaving, shorning and styling do’s of … Read More

Kuun Jaadas (Adeana Young)

Community Member Columns, Stories

Meet Adeana Young.  You might recognize her from her role as Hlaaya in the film Edge of the Knife. During which, she had the pleasure of working alongside her husband and four children. As a Haida language enthusiast, her participation in the film project aligned with her desire to contribute to the revitalization of the … Read More