Women of knowledge

July 27, 2018 2

Rhonda Lee McIsaac — With less than five percent of Indigenous languages alive in Canada, learning Xaayda kil with the intention of teaching it is an admirable goal. It is a journey being taken by […]


Can you make another one?

February 8, 2018 0

Graham Richard — “With Haida stories, I want to say ‘this is how we see the world,’” said Haida animator, writer, and director Waats’daa Christopher Auchter. “We have a unique story to tell.” An audience of […]


Marika Talking to the Moon

January 18, 2018 0

Rhonda Lee McIsaac Language preservation, storytelling and children go hand-in-hand when education and culture intersect at an elementary level. From an Indigenous perspective, this has always been a way to teach – by watching, listening […]


Sight and Sound

November 28, 2016 0

Haida language learners and teachers gathered at Xaad Kihlga Suu.u on October 29th to learn from a special guest who was visiting from Hydaburg. Alaskan Xaad Kil teacher K’uyáang Benjamin Young brought students together at the […]


“Haawa” is a big word

October 25, 2016 0

Haida language learners and teachers from Kasaan, Hydaburg, Gaaw, HlGaagilda, and as far away as California came together in Juneau this June 8th. The 68 travellers represented all three Haida dialects from Alaska, Gaaw and HlGaagilda. They […]


Language games a ton of fun

September 13, 2016 0

Graham Richard — Haida language received another boost this summer as Ketchikan volunteers and organizers ran two culture camps during the first and second weeks of August. The first camp included 50 kids from kindergarten […]


When we talk many listen

July 27, 2016 0

Rhonda Lee McIsaac — “Today, on National Aboriginal Day, is a celebration for the entire Haida Nation!” exclaimed University of Northern British Columbia alumni, Ms. Lori Noyce to a group of Haida women who had […]


Dii gwii kaahl! (I win!)

December 16, 2015 0

Laughter echoes through the Stlaay Daw Naay Welcoming House at the Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay. Amid the shouts and giggles are the sounds of a recovering language, broken by wide smiles. This is what […]


Left in the dust

October 27, 2015 0

This year Brooklyn, New York resident and Reuters’ journalist Chris Taylor ran 26.2 miles to raise thousands of dollars for the Haida language. His 49 supporters pledged $2,754 to the marathoner’s Indie Go Go campaign, […]

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