Women’s Day

March 8, 2017 haidanation 0

This Women’s Day, the Haida Nation would like to honour the supernatural mothers of our Nation – Jiila Kuns, SG̲uuluu Jaad and K̲alga Jaad, who were on Haida Gwaii tens of thousands of years ago. […]


A blink of the eyes

October 26, 2016 0

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 […]


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 […]


Becoming closer to who we are

July 13, 2016 0

Tuul gundlas cyaal xaada The Rainbow Creek Dancers converged at Juneau, Alaska for four days of singing and dancing at Celebration, a cultural festival. Between the various groups arriving from Haida Gwaii and Vancouver they hauled heavy […]


Haidas paddle to Juneau

July 4, 2016 0

A canoe bearing Haida crew was counted among the 10 canoes and roughly 100 paddlers to land on the shores of Douglas Harbour. Their arrival signaled the beginning of Celebration, a four-day festival from June […]


Robe returned

February 10, 2016 0

The Sealaska Heritage Institute welcomed home a long-lost treasure this past December. Weavers, carvers, painters and the curious gathered at the clan house in the Walter Soboleff building in Juneau to witness the unveiling of […]


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 […]


A robe released

August 31, 2015 0

A unique chiefly robe and a private ceremony made public, gave visitors and Islanders a glimpse into the intimate world of weavers. Artist Kujuuhl Evelyn Vanderhoop presented her most recent Naaxiin robe Friday, August 21 […]

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