Kaanaagoot (Buster Landin)
Buster Landin is Tlingit from his father and Anishinaabe (Chippewa) from his mother and as such has two traditional names and backgrounds. His Tlingit name is Kaanaagoot and his Anishinaabe name is Niizch Anakwud (Two Clouds). He grew up on the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Reservation in northern Wisconsin. Buster’s Tlingit Clan is Yéil L’uknax.ádi (Raven Coho Clan) and is a child of the Shangukeidi clan (Eagle Thunderbird). Buster has a Bachelor’s Degree in geology from IUPUI and a Master’s Degree in Soils and Geomorphology from Purdue University. He is a Certified Tribal Artist of the Tlingit Nation.
Buster’s art can be described as a modern native perspective on traditional Ojibwe and Tlingit art. He explores woodlands and northwest coast style indigenous art through various media including paintings in acrylic and aerosols, pen and ink drawings, photography, carved wood, especially traditional Ojibwe fish decoys, and native regalia all wrapped in a warm fuzzy layer of science/nerd culture.