#2 Second Beach Road
Skidegate, B.C. V0T 1S1
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Featuring a unique and diverse range of original Haida works of art, from jewellery, argillite, weaving, woodcarvings, prints and more.
We offer an extensive collection of publications on Haida history, culture, personal stories and experiences. From souvenirs, cards and locally hand crafted items, the Museum Gift Shops’ offerings reflect the many talented Island wide Artists and Artisans that call these islands home.
Kawdii neying dang t’alang king guuda – We hope to see you soon!
Our Museum Press Publications
“As unique as the land and the water that gave birth to it, Xaayda kil / Xaad kil is not just a language, it is a different way of thinking. It is Haida knowledge, history and wisdom stored. It defines our intrinsic relationship to the lands, waters, airways and Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii: that which makes us Haida” -Jisgang, Nika Collison
The Everything Canoe offers insights from carvers, elders, artists and voices from the past on the great cedar canoes-from how supernaturals first gave the technology to the Haida, to how carvers find a tree that will eventually become an ocean going vessel, to tips about design and steaming and how the canoe has influenced everything from food gathering and trade to the Haida Language.
Inspired by an exhibition of the same name, Gina Suuda Tl’l Xasii journeys through art created for, and used within, Haida society. Generated solely by Haida scholars, this anthology contains the personal stories, cultural knowledge and impressive talent of many accomplished artists, orators and writers. –Nika Collison
With this book, readers will come to know the historical and cultural context that informs the monumental sculpture found in Skidegate today.
Raven flew around. He looked for a place to land in the water. By and by, he flew to a reek (k’il), lying at the south end of the island, to sit on. But the great mass of supernatural beings floated out from it sleeping, every which way, this and that. It was both light and dark, they say….