Complications of two-eyed seeing

As this website develops, you will find more information about Káa Sháyee’s background, thoughts on Tlingit culture and art, his art projects, and involvement in the community. Later this year you will also find Tlingit art learning resources that he is creating and compiling for anyone who is interested in learning more about this rich and diverse art form. Whether you are a fellow artist, a student, a teacher, or a curious visitor, your visit to this website is appreciated. Thank you for supporting Káa Sháyee’s work!

-Káa Sháyee

Káa Sháyee in the community

WWU Native American Heritage Month

Káa Sháyee has been commissioned to create the graphics for WWW’s Native American Heritage Month (NAHM). Additional details coming late October.

Indigeversal Collective Mural

August 2023, Káa Sháyee and six other Indigenous artists painted a 150′ wide mural near the Bellingham waterfront. Click here to read about the collaboration mural.

Ancestral Spirits Mural

Káa Sháyee completed this 600-square-foot mural in downtown Ferndale. Click to read more about this project.

Leaders in Native Education Convening

Káa Sháyee was selected to create the logo for 2023 Leaders in Native Education Convening (LNEC). Click to read about this project.

Bill Holm Center 2023

Káa Sháyee returned to the Bill Holm Center at the Burke Museum in May 2023. His research included Tlingit Formline decorated objects, ranging from precontact through early 20th century. The research will assist in creating Formline training resources coming late 2023.

NWIC Foundation 12th Annual Tl’aneq Fundraiser

The Intersection of Tradition and Progress: Learn about Káa Sháyee’s Contribution at the 2022 Tl’aneq’ Gathering

Bill Holm Center 2022

Káa Sháyee was selected as a recipient of the Connections to Culture Visiting Researcher Grant from the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art at the Burke Museum in 2022. The research focused on the museum’s collection of Tlingit paddles. Click to read more about the research.

Ferndale Traffic Box Wrap

Urban Canvases Celebrate Cultural Heritage: Discover Káa Sháyee’s Role in the Ferndale Utility Box Art Initiative.

Learn with Káa Sháyee

Paddle Carving Resources

Káa Sháyee is working on creating resources for other artists for Tlingit paddle carving. Coming late 2023.

Formline Art Resources

Káa Sháyee is working on creating resources for learning and advancing Formline art. Coming late 2023.

Crest for the Clanless

As a clanless Tlingit, Káa Sháyee has spent much time exploring the impact of not being part of a clan. In response, the Questioning Eye crest was developed. Resources for other clanless Natives is being developed and will be added late 2023.