Alanna Edwards is an artist of Mi’gmaq and settler descent currently practicing on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver) home to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ nations. Through the use of humour, she explores themes of belonging, authenticity, and the everyday. Interested in more than just making “funny native art”, Alanna interrogates what makes us laugh, why, and how humour is used as strategy for resistance. Working also with video, she explores familial relationships and the myths and stories we pass down through generations. She has a BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University, a diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College, and is currently finishing her BFA degree at Kwantlen University.