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“Our intent is the spark
Our commitment is the ember
Our actions are the new fires to be lit
We are all firekeepers
Together we can do great things
Together we can do this”
– Jisgang Nika Collison
Created through the friendship and commitment of the Haida Gwaii Museum and Swiilawiid Sustainability Society, the original goal of Hlk’yak’ii: To Start a Fire was to create a critical art exhibition focused on energy independence and human resilience in the face of climate change. The arrival of the pandemic caused us to reflect on additional community needs, and Hlk’yak’ii went from a single project focused on energy, to a long-term program designed to support Haida Gwaii’s transition to island independence!
Hlk’yak’ii supports Haida Gwaii’s transition back to its historic levels of food, water and energy independence through immersive language, arts and culture programming. Hlk’yak’ii prioritizes Haida values and knowledge systems while respecting and engaging western science and practices. Below are some of the projects we’ve accomplished. Check in regularly for new content, as we have several projects on the go!
Hlk’yak’ii: To Start a Fire links
Hlk’yak’ii: To Start a Fire art exhibition Envisioning energy independence + human resilience in the face of climate change
Haida Independence & Sustainability Film Series Haida food creation, harvesting & preparation
Gardening & Gathering Tips Coming Spring 2023: 10 Things to Grow on Haida Gwaii introduction to gardening handbook!
Haawa thank you to the following that have invested in our future:
Created through the friendship and commitment of: