Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Raven and Moon button blanket

by


Dana Simeon

Dana Simeon

Haida

(1969- )

My name is Qa dji Dja ada (Head Woman). My given name is Dana Carmen Simeon. I was born on September 17, 1969 in Old Masset, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands). I am a descendant of Tiiyaan from the house of Sawn-nee-wans. My family crest is the Killerwhale with a split, extra high, dorsal fin from the Raven Clan. My mother is Hazel Wilson Simeon. My Nonnie is Grace Bell Wilson Dewitt. I’m a full- blooded Haida from Haida Gwaii. I’m the 2nd youngest of 10 children. We (my family) moved to Vancouver when I was 2 years old. I have been raised with my culture, traditions, and identity.