This post is from late February, earlier this year. I didn’t post it in time, and have been sitting on it ever since. * * * SGang Gwaay (Red Cod Village) is one of the most remote places in the world. A UNESCO heritage site, it lies … More A Trip in SGang Gwaay
I’ve been riding the groovy surf of an artistic catharsis. It must be impossible – to be in a place like this and not have the creative energies released. There is so much environmental therapy going on, from the stunning scenery and places to explore, and the delicious food you are given by the ocean or … More Pacific Passion
For our HGSE class, we were asked to individually answer a question with a photo and a short presentation. My HGSE cohorts each answered key questions about themselves and their experiences on Haida Gwaii, while sharing something really meaningful with all of us. It was amazing, to celebrate understanding and give a beautiful insight to everyone. … More PhotoVoice
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! The extra emphasis on love this time of year is a beautiful thing. When I was a kid, waking up on Valentine’s Day was as exciting as Christmas. My parents always did something nice for each other and for me, and it made for a really beautiful day, even when life sometimes … More Ling.xaal, and Valentine’s Day
Wise words in an unsuspecting place.
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
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.