The next 100 days

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 under flood lights at night – to shape and shave their way into the heart of a ts’uu cedar. Kilthguulans Christian … More The next 100 days

Women’s Day

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. Hundreds of clans descended from these three women. The resilience of the supernatural mothers ushered our families through time establishing … More Women’s Day

A Walk Acknowledged

Rhonda Lee McIsaac — Kura sniffed at the letter held by her human, Brett Merchant. It was an official letter from the First Nations Summit Political Executive inviting both of them for lunch to acknowledge their successful walk in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Kura, Merchant’s half-Siberian Husky, half-wolf would be … More A Walk Acknowledged

Tl’l X̱aaynang.ngas uu gina ‘yuwan iijii (To live is the greatest thing)

Rhonda Lee McIsaac — Skwa’al Frederick Hamilton Sr. celebrated his 96th birthday on February 2, 2017.  He belongs to the Gaw k’iiwii Those born at Masset Inlet people of the Raven clan. His family crests are owl, Brown bear and flicker. Skwa’als family is a very accomplished, adventurous family. The family is related to Chief … More Tl’l X̱aaynang.ngas uu gina ‘yuwan iijii (To live is the greatest thing)

X̱aay DaG̱a Dlaang Society – New Health Governance model adopted

By Rhonda Lee McIsaac — HlGaagilda Skidegate adopted a new Haida health governance model for the Xaay DaGa Dlaang Society this past month and only a year since the Kaa Dllxaaws Naay Skidegate Band Council agreed to re-organize so that the Health Centre could become an independent entity. “It’s all come down to this one … More X̱aay DaG̱a Dlaang Society – New Health Governance model adopted

‘The Beast’ is headed to the North American Indigenous Games

The Collinson family are no strangers to the basketball court. Their athletic builds, high spirits and their keen interest make them quintessential sports enthusiasts. Natasha Collinson played basketball in her youth and is now coaching and assisting the Skidegate Saints Jr. Girls team in their drive towards the championships at the Jr. All Native in … More ‘The Beast’ is headed to the North American Indigenous Games

Translation continues

Graham Richard — 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 … More Translation continues

Totem in the forest

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 Society aim to bring back that world through carved figures on a monumental pole that will be raised at Taaw … More Totem in the forest

Actors chosen for up-coming Haida feature film

    A crew of new actors gathered at Tll.aal to learn which parts they will be playing in Haida Gwaii’s upcoming full-length feature film on Sunday November 6th. Production managers Gid Uuwans Dana Moraes and Patricia Moore distributed parts and contracts to 19 actors. All parts and lines in the film will be spoken fluently in … More Actors chosen for up-coming Haida feature film