The next 100 days

March 17, 2017 0

by Rhonda Lee McIsaac — The countdown is on in Gaaw. For the next 100 days, carvers working on the Totem in the Forest project will be working from sun up ‘til sundown– and probably […]


Totem in the forest

December 9, 2016 0

Coming out of a winter hibernation and enjoying the solitude and seafood along the beaches is a natural activity for grizzly bears and their cubs, and Old Massett Village Council and the Tluu Xaada Naay […]


Tying it all together

August 9, 2016 0

Graham Richard — A 40-foot monumental pole will join Naay I’waans, the centuries-old Haida house in the village of Gasa’aan, late this summer. The Past-Present-Future Pole is a project directed by the community and funded […]


Speeding along

November 3, 2015 1

By Graham — Work on United Pole at Gya K’id Naay Carving House at Kay Llnagaay is progressing faster than anticipated. “We should be finished in two and a half months,” speculated apprentice carver StllnGa […]


Hlgadg̱uhlgaya: carving deeply

August 12, 2015 0

By Graham Richard. Photos by Tawla Jaad — Figures are beginning to take shape on the ‘United’ pole in Tluu Naay Canoe house, at Ḵay Llnagaay. Chip-by-chip, slender cedar slices fall away and collect in the newly created […]


2 Poles and 400 Strong

June 18, 2015 1

By Tawla Jaad — The students of Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay welcomed the students of Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary, Agnus L. Mathers Elementary and members of the community to witness the raising of two totem poles at the […]

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