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Magical beings of Haida Gwaii

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  • Contributor: Hilgemann, Judy; Koski, Alyssa

    "Haida Gwaii, a group of islands off the northwest coast of what is now called British Columbia, is home to a rich and vibrant culture whose origins date back thousands of years. Today, the Haida People are known throughout Canada and the world for their artistic achievements, their commitment to social justice and environmental protection, and their deep connection to the natural world. Embedded in Haida culture and drawn from ancient oral narratives are a number of Supernatural Beings, many of them female, who embody these connections to the land, the sea, and the sky. Magical Beings of Haida Gwaii features ten of these ancient figures and presents them to children as visually engaging, empowering, and meaningful examples of how to live in balance with nature. Based on authentic Haida narratives and developed by renowned Haida activist, lawyer, performer, and artist Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson and Haida educator Sara Florence Davidson, this book challenges stereotypes, helps advance reconciliation, and celebrates Indigenous identity and culture. "--

    Original Publisher: Victoria, British Columbia, Heritage House Publishing
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 1772032964, 9781772032963
    Collection(s)/Series: First Nations Communities Read 2020