Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson



Haida Gwaii

Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson (Gid7ahl-Gudsllaay Lalaxaaygans) is a musician, author, activist, artist and lawyer, and a member of the Raven Clan from the Haida nation. She is well known for her work in Indigenous-environmental law and as a recognized keeper of traditions. Terri-Lynn was given the name "Lalaxaaygans" (Haida for "Beautiful Sound") by her maternal great-grandmother Susan Williams. In 1996, Terri-Lynn was called to the BC Bar and has been practicing Indigenous-environmental law ever since, representing the Haida nation at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada in litigation to protect the old growth forests of Haida Gwaii. Terri-Lynn is also known as a recognized keeper of traditions, and her cultural resurgence efforts include illustrating a children's book, sharing traditional dance and songs, and recording for film and television. In 2017 she released a CD "Grizzly Bear Town" with Canadian music icons, Claire Lawrence and Bill Henderson of the rock band Chilliwack. Terri-Lynn has been married to renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson since 1996, and is the cousin of Gidansda Guujaaw (also known as Gary Edenshaw).

Biography information collected from ravencallingproductions.ca