A six-person team went to work on the script for the upcoming feature-length movie that will be filmed entirely in Xaayda language. Fluent northern dialect speaker Ilskyaalas Dolores Churchill and fluent southern dialect speaker GwaaGanad Diane Brown worked together from December 18-20 at SHIP in HlGaagilada. They had assistance from language champion Jaskwaan, script-writer and director Gwaai Edenshaw, as well as tech assistants Guhlgiijuu Kyle Shannon and ‘Yaanahuu Geoff Horner.
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 […]
The last installment: This August a Haida-language team set forth from Gaaw to survey the north and west coasts of Haida Gwaii. Guided by elders’ teachings, the Haida language, historical records, and century -old maps, […]
Alaskan Xaadas Kil: SGid Gaa.uuldang HlGaagilda Xaayda Kil: SGid Gaa uulda GuuGaaldang Gaaw Xaad Kil: SGid Gaa.uuldangwaay Supernatural beings in our stories are often tied to the land and waters of Haida Gwaii. The Hiilang.nga xidid Thunderbird is […]