Xaayda ‘Waadluxan K’wii Haida Citizenship Program

The Xaayda ‘Waadluxan K’wii Haida Citizenship Act was adopted on May 31, 2017 at the Special House of Assembly. The program has been in development for many years, with early discussions going back as far as the formation of the Council of the Haida Nation in 1974.

As part of the program development, the next phase is to build a database of citizens by registering all Haida from around the world. Upon registration, you will receive a Haida Citizenship Card and a Haida Citizenship Certificate. The certificate is the official document of Haida citizenship and the cards are the official identification of the Haida Nation which can be used for identification and proof of citizenship. We are working to integrate the card into other Haida Nation programs and services, including Right to Access and elections.

To verify citizenship throughout the registration process, the Xaayda ‘Waadluxan K’wii Haida Citizenship Act is using the clan trees that have been produced by each clan of the Nation. There are 25 clans of Eagles and Ravens, 33 clan trees, and the trees are updated regularly as the Nation evolves. Most citizens are already listed on their clan trees, but if you, your children or a relative are not, please contact Citizenship Coordinator Delavina Lawrence at the email or phone number below.

The registration process will be starting soon and we will post a schedule on the CHN Facebook page, and on this citizenship page at haidanation.ca, along with application forms and instructions for completing your registration.

If you need more information, please email at: citizenship@haidanation.com, or phone the G̱aaw office at 250.626.5252.