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Andy Everson

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Andy is a Comox Valley artist who was named “Na̱gedzi” after his grandfather, the late Chief Andy Frank of the K’ómoks First Nation. Influenced heavily by his grandmother, he has always been driven to uphold the traditions of both the K’ómoks and Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw First Nations. He seeks to pursue avenues where he can sing traditional songs and perform ceremonial dances at potlatches and in a number of different dance groups. Andy’s artistic interests lay with both his K’ómoks and Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw ancestries. Through vibrant and contemporary limited edition prints, Andy is committed to creating bold and unique representations that remain rooted in the age-old traditions of his ancestors.

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OPPRESSION AND RESILIENCE

Words by Keisha Everson
Article photo by Boomer Jerritt
Lower gallery photo by Andy Everson
134 years ago, the Canadian Government introduced legislation to ban the P'a_sa, or Potlach, in an attempt to disassemble the culture of Indigenous peoples in...

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