Megan Jensen

Megan Jensen

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Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Tlingit Painter

Megan Jensen, also known as Guna, is a young Indigenous artist whom is both a student of Tlingit Design and currently attending Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver BC. Guna’s work prioritizes on the historical and traditional forms of Tlingit art, but also explores the meaning of being an Indigenous youth in a contemporary world and how that influences her craft. In addition to being a visual artist, Guna has been dancing with the Dakhka Khwaan Dancers, an Inland Tlingit based traditional dance group since she was 12 years old, and continues to empower others through her passions of traditional dance and song. Guna is of Dakhka Tlingit and Tagish Khwaan Ancestry from the Dakhk’laweidi Clan (Killer whale) which falls under the wolf/eagle moiety. Her family has made the beautiful area of the southern lakes in Yukon Territory their home for numerous generations. Guna is a citizen of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, daughter of David and Marilyn Jensen, Granddaughter of Philip and Doris (Guna) McLean, John and Lillian Jensen, and great granddaughter of Peter (Xoonk’i Mesh) and Agnes Johns (Daakeix).