Adeana Young announces candidacy for Green Party Canada for Skeena-Bulkley riding

A woman stands on a misty beach in Haida Gwaii
Adeana Young, Green Party candidate on Masset Beach, Haida Gwaii. Photo by Pam Haasen.
Pamela Haasen - CICK - SmithersBC | 04-08-2021

Adeana Young lives on Haida Gwaii in Gaw Tlagee, or Old Masset Village on the north end of the island.

If her name sounds familiar, her work with the Haida Matriarchs as the spokesperson for the Gaandlee Guu Jaalang (pronounced An-lay Goo Ja-lung) or “daughters of the river” could be where you’ve read about her. Adeana and I spoke last year when the Haida had declared a state of emergency on the waters of Haida Gwaii, a state of emergency that was not respected by the sport fishermen of Queen Charlotte Fishing Lodge.

Or, maybe it’s her work as a councillor of the Old Masset Village Council or even her artistic work as lead actress in the Haida language film SGaawaay K’uuna (The Edge of the Knife).

Last month, she released her run for the Green Party of Canada for Skeena Bulkley-Valley, a riding that has remained NDP-majority since 2004.

CICK News spoke with Adeana Young on July 19, just shortly after an announcement that Green Party leader Annime Paul’s leadership position could be suspended due to an alleged hostile work environment and one day before the federal council would conduct a non-confidence vote.

Listen to the clip below for the full interview: