Indigenous Storyteller & Changemaker

Patrick Shannon

Patrick Shannon, also know as Nang Ḵ’uulas, is an Indigenous-Canadian filmmaker, social entrepreneur and activist from the remote island nation of Haida Gwaii, off the Northwest coast of Canada.

Patrick’s award-winning work centres around social and cultural justice, and the elevation of marginalized voices through education, youth mentorship, media, and technology.

Projects and Initiatives

As an artist & social entrepreneur, Patrick has created and been a part of many cultural and social initiatives across Canada. Many of these initiatives were created with the intention of empowering youth and Indigenous communities.

Haida Gwaii Youth Assembly

Since 2013, Patrick has lead the HGYA media team which is comprised of 4-8 youth who over the course of the 3 day event create a short documentary and music video that highlights the amazing youth empowerment that happens on Haida Gwaii.

Haida Gwaii High

Patrick started an initiative meant to bring together youth in the Northern community of Masset to learn every step of the film production process and to produce their own web series.

Haida Gwaii Board Game

As a Haida Gwaii Watchmen, Patrick created a board game while in his ancestral village of T’aanuu Llnagaay which is based on the geography and history of the islands. The fun game is meant to educate and promote language revitalization.


Patrick travels the word creating films through his multimedia video production studio based out of Haida Gwaii, BC.

Haida Gwaii Hub

Patrick is one of the co-founders of the Haida Gwaii Hub, a forthcoming social innovation and creative space in Daajing Giids Queen Charlotte

ACE Programs

Since 2015, Patrick has been an instructor for the University of Victoria’s Indigenous education program that partners with First Nations across British Columbia to deliver social entrepreneurship skills.

Change Maker

Patrick’s goal is to empower communities and cultures across Canada and the globe using technology, media training and mentorship.

Creative Work


Patrick has spent seven years working in the Vancouver film industry, and since 2015 has been operating InnoNative, an international video production studio based on Haida Gwaii.

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Patrick has over a decade of experience as a professional photographer, specializing in portraiture, fashion, and event photography.

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If you would like to hire or collaborate with Patrick, please send an email or find him on social media.