Into the Woods – Hiking on Haida Gwaii

Spring Series, Stories

Late one evening the hermit thrushes sing. The northwest wind has finally died off and everything is calm. The surface of the ocean is a mirror, reflecting the lazy, hazy clouds sitting high in the stratosphere. The boat motors are still after a long day on the fishing grounds and the only sound is that … Read More

Dancing with the Winds

Spring Series, Stories

On Haida Gwaii the weather rarely sits still, restless and ever-changing its only pattern is movement. A commanding element, residents are subject to its many moods, ebbs and flows. Sometimes we sail through weeks of calm without notice, when suddenly the winds are howling around us. Sometimes rain persists for months, drier days a thing … Read More

SG_IDLII G_ANDLEE K’YUU HIKE

Stories

After travelling for a while, Nang Kilsdlaas Hll.nga Supernatural Raven had himself born into the village beneath Nee Kun. There he grew up in a family of SGaana Killer whales, amongst the many SGaanuwee supernatural beings inhabiting the worlds. At some time Taaw Tow Hill walked from Juus Kaahlii Juskatla to join them. Today he … Read More

NIGHT SKY PHOTOGRAPHY

Stories

The summer’s midnight glow across the northern horizon slips low and gives way to a pure deep indigo blue of starlit skies. This is what I look forward to every autumn and winter when the day’s light gives up to the early night’s darkness.

K’UUXUU PINE MARTEN STORY

Stories

For decades Haida people and their allies have put themselves on the line to protect forests in Haida Gwaii. You might enjoy walking through some of these protected forests of giant k’aang Western hemlock, ts’uu Western red cedar and kayd Sitka spruce in places like Kiid K’iiyaas K’yuu Golden Spruce Trail, Aagang Guu Government Creek, … Read More

HAIDA GWAII LIVING ROOM

Stories

Nathalie Macfarlane relaxes on a soft grey sofa in the Haida Gwaii Museum, leafing through a photo album filled with pictures of islanders, taken from the 1890s up until just a few years ago. Early black and white photographs show individuals and groups posing seriously in the formal wear of yesteryear, while others show long-ago … Read More