Graham Richard

Jaahljuu
Indigenous/First Nation Association(s): 
Jason Camp and the Posers
Ging Gang Hla TllG̱ad (Do It Yourself Music Cooperative)
X̱aayda GwaayG̱alang G̱an ga Ḵaax̱aajuus (Council of the Haida Nation)
Niijang Xyaalas (Dancing Mask Studio)
Hltaaxulang Gud ad K'aajuu (Friends Singing Together Dance Group)
Saahlinda Naay (Haida Gwaii Museum)

Dii awG̱a Ḵyaanuusalii ḵiiG̱an uu Daajing Giids. T'alang Ḵayx̱al is ad t'alang X̱aaydaay is. HlG̱aagilda hll naawuu ga, uu X̱aayda Gwaay.yaay.

"Jason Camp and the Posers" gaawjaaw hll sgid k'apdaga ga G̱an. Dii tllG̱ad uu "Ging Gang Hla TllG̱ad".

Sin sG̱aasguu "X̱aayda GwaayG̱alang G̱an ga Ḵaax̱aajuus" uu hll hlG̱anguulx̱a ga. Dii gyaa ḵ'aalang. Ising dii Dáall G̱an Nang Ḵ'uulas uu "Saahlinda Naay". "Hltaaxulang Gud ad K'aajuu" uu hll k'aajuu ga ad xyaahl ga. "Niijang Xyaalas" dii ḵ'aalang G̱an ad aagang.G̱uu "SG̱aawaay Ḵ'uuna" t'alang tllG̱ad gan.

My mother is matrilineally descended from Codfish people and was born in Queen Charlotte Village. Our family belongs to the raven moiety and we are Haida citizens. I live in Skidegate, in Haida Gwaii.

I drum 'full-bore' for our Haida band Jason Camp and the Posers and help with 'Do It Yourself' music cooperative, which helps local musicians and artists and runs arts events.

I enjoy full-time work at the Council of the Haida Nation as a Research Writer, volunteer as Treasurer on the Haida Gwaii Museum board. I sing and dance with "Friends Singing Together" dance group, which celebrates Haida music. I write for Dancing Mask Studio, which recently released the first feature-length Haida-language film Edge of the Knife.

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