Troubled Raven is a company owned and operated by multimedia artist X̱ʼunei Lance Twitchell, who is based in Juneau, Alaska with his wife and three children. X̱ʼunei works on Indigenous language revitalization, Tlingit language teaching & curriculum, poetry, screenwriting, Northwest Coast design, fiction, nonfiction, critical theory, music, and film.
When I think back on the history of the place where I live, teach, create, raise my family, hunt, fish, and sleep, I see Tlingit, Haida, and Yupʼik peoples who decorated everything. There was not always a clear separation between art and life, which is a major source of inspiration for me. For as long as I can remember, I have been creating art in visual, audio, and written forms. Each of these areas is necessary for me to continue living.
Current projects include a poetry manuscript, Tlingit dictionary, Tlingit verb conjugation handbook, original song compositions, Northwest Coast designs, Tlingit translation, and children’s books. View work samples here.
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