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Sondra Segundo-Cunningham is a multi-faceted Haida Language Warrior/Preserver. She is the author and illustrator of “Killer Whale Eyes” and “Lovebirds – the True Story of Raven and Eagle”.
She is the Lead Female Vocalist of the Tribal Funk Band, Khu’éex’ which is based in Seattle and sings in the Tlingit and Haida Languages. Sondra also composes, sings and produces music with her husband Eric, and also solo. She grew up singing in the church choir and also singing Haida songs.
In 2018 she founded Haida Roots, an organization created specifically to preserve the Haida language. Haida Roots enables Sondra to teach Haida – thus honoring the elders and uplifting the youth.
Sondra makes regular visits to Hydaburg Alaska, the village her ancestors come from. In Hydaburg she is able to practice Indigenous Food Sovereignty which is vital to preserving the Haida people. She plans to retire there.
She currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband Eric, stepson Mo, and mischievous Huskita Pup Kundláan.

- Debra Aningalan 2021

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