The End of Canada.

As I hope you’ve all heard by now – and just a few days after Canada Water Week – in 2012, the Harper government removed substantial protections on our bodies of water. This issue has come up again in the past month, as companies like Nestlé and those operating in the Albertan oil Sands challenge the … More The End of Canada.

Kil Ḵaayd

I’ve become completely fascinated with Xaat Kíl. This is the traditional language of the Haida people, whose territories stretch from the islands of Haida Gwaii up the coast to Alaska.  In this moment, there are fewer than fifty fluent speakers remaining, and none of them are younger than seventy. Saving this language is not easy. It’s an … More Kil Ḵaayd

Xaat Kíl

Learn a few phrases in Haida today! The Skidegate Haida Immersion Program also has a Facebook page so you can get a few updates and learn a phew phrases on the go. * The X in the title should have a line beneath it, but WordPress language settings don’t let that character exist. Fucking colonialism.

One Fifth.

Welcome back! It’s been an intense few weeks. I actually had to go back and recount my last post, just to figure out how to begin. Our five courses are arranged in blocks, with one class studied intensively at a time. This first block is now, suddenly, coming to its close. I can say, confidently, … More One Fifth.

New Way of Life

Second post! It hasn’t even been a week, and I’m already quite at home in Skidegate. Our house is bright in the day, quiet at night, and we have a great veranda on which to ponder the stars – and it is decorated with art, photography, and local history. On Friday, our introduction from the … More New Way of Life