Naawéiyaa is Lingít, Cherokee, Pilipino, and English. He is a basket weaver, screen printer, musician, language learner and teacher. Naawéiyaa was born and raised in Juneau Alaska, he cares deeply about Language revitalization, Indigenous sovereignty, Gender and Climate Justice, and Ending Gender Based Violence. He has a Bachelors of Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in Alaska Native Languages and Studies and in his spare time he is working on a B.S. in Mathematics and a Tlingit Language Teaching Certificate.