Calling For A Strong Future

July 25, 2019 0

Rhonda Lee McIsaac Haida language learner Haana Edenshaw travelled to New York this spring to deliver a message before the United Nations. Haana presented at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Friday, April […]


X̲aayda Kil Doctors

April 12, 2019 2

“X̲aayda kil jii.nga x̲aaynang.nga G̲as ga.” Nang Kiingaay Yuu7ans James Young Rhonda Lee McIsaac The secret is out! 2019’s list of Haida graduand’s grew larger when nine k̲’aay.yas Haida elders were formally invited to receive […]


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 1

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 […]

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