Shaun Edgars (Luguud) is a Haida artist and argillite carver based in Masset, Haida Gwaii. His naanii, Violet Edgars was instrumental in raising and training him in traditional food gathering and hunting and instructing Shaun in foundational Haida cultural knowledge.
Shaun says "The things that make being Haida important to me are just going out and practicing all aspects of our culture that our tsiniis and naaniis and their tsiniis and naaniis did as a way of life. When I say all aspects, I mean not just the art forms, but the story telling, language, dancing, food gathering, medicine gathering. Not just learning it, but applying it every day and teaching our children at an early age." -- Shaun Edgars quoted in Sheehan, 2008.