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Patrick Shannon

Owner, InnoNative, Skidegate, British Columbia, Canada

Patrick Shannon is an artist and storyteller of indigenous Haida ancestry, specializing in filmmaking, photography, and graphic design to celebrate, inform, and tackle important issues both urban and rural. He has a decade of experience working within the Vancouver film, television, and design industries, and currently operates a multimedia creative studio based out of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. Inspired by his cultural upbringing, Patrick endeavors to use technology and media to empower locals in addressing the social and cultural issues within Canada's indigenous communities. In 2013 Patrick was selected by Ashoka Changemakers and American Express as one of the top 15 'Emerging Innovators' in Canada for his social enterprise work, and in 2015 was selected as the 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year' by the BC Aboriginal Awards for his creative studio and youth mentorship on Haida Gwaii. Patrick is currently producing films across Canada and instructs indigenous entrepreneurs on how to use technology and media to start and grow their businesses across British Columbia.

 

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