Haida Language

Haida Gwaii Mentor Apprentice Program

January 10, 2020 info@haidanation.com 1

Rhonda Lee McIsaac The Haida Gwaii Mentor Apprentice Program hosted its third annual winter dinner in December 2019 at the HlGaagilda Skidegate Community Hall to celebrate, honour, and lift up Haida language teachers and learners […]


Haida Writes

November 18, 2019 info@haidanation.com 1

Rhonda Lee McIsaac Continuing with oral narratives and story-telling traditions, Haida writers have been contributing to Indigenous literature in many genres over many decades. Here is a small list of Kuugin guu gina K’aalang.ngas books […]


Calling For A Strong Future

July 25, 2019 info@haidanation.com 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 […]


Xaayda Kil Doctors

April 12, 2019 info@haidanation.com 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 info@haidanation.com 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 info@haidanation.com 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 info@haidanation.com 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 info@haidanation.com 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 […]

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