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The Museum offers a fascinating look into Haida Gwaii culture from diverse perspectives that explores; Haida knowledge, scientific information, natural specimens, oral history and art all blend together in a fluid and constantly changing exhibit context. We work collaboratively with communities and organizations to provide an inspiring and holistic learning experience of all things Haida Gwaii.

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The Haida Gwaii Museum

The underlying theme running through all permanent exhibitions is the complex link between the land, the sea, human beings and the Supernatural Beings that give Haida Gwaii its incomparable natural and cultural character. Every object, art work and archeological piece offers a narrative focusing on its aesthetics, construct, cultural use, and history as derived from our focus on community-based research.

Our Location

Haida Gwaii is an archipelago located off the northwest coast of British Columbia. The name means “Islands of the people” in the Haida language, and the Indigenous peoples who live here have a deep ancestral connection to the land and sea. Haida Gwaii is also known as the “Galapagos of the North” for its remote and ancient rain forests, stunning shoreline, rich and diverse wildlife, and ancient history and culture.

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Current Exhibitions

Haida Supernatural World

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Commissioning art works for ceremony: four monumental masks that come to life on special occasions. As part of its expansion program completed in 2008, the HGM commissioned four large scale masks to represent the primary supernatural beings responsible for the creation of the Haida world. Robert Davidson, Reg Davidson, Jim Hart, and Guujaaw were each […]

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Haida language

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Haida language- how it continues to be a living language. The two Haida communities of Skidegate and Old Massett have each initiated substantial programs to not only save and record their dialects but to keep the language alive through immersion instruction. This element looks at the work of the two language institutes through recordings and […]

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Contact and Conflict

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The story of the Haida contact with European cultures showing both the significant tragedies that followed for the Haida as well as the strategies they implemented for survival and success. Prophecy of the coming pestilence, Trade and war with explorers, Smallpox and TB epidemics, missionaries and laws suppressing Haida culture, Residential schools and Reservations. The […]

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Suuda Ganunsid, ad gina waadluuxan gan yahguudang Xaayda Gwaay.yaay iiji. To inspire understanding and respect for all that Haida Gwaii is.

  • Membership allows unlimited access to the museum for one year.
  • 10% discount on regularly priced items in the gift shop as well as consignment items and jewelry
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