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  Civilization.ca - The Haida : Children of Eagle and Raven
The Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) have fascinated all who have visited them, from the first travellers and explorers of the late eighteenth century to the anthropologists of the present.
To early visitors the Haida presented a culture, complex in social organization and rich in artistic expression, which displayed a fine and fulfilling balance between man and the natural and supernatural worlds.
With continued exposure to the pressures, both spiritual and material, of European culture this balance was disrupted, and the traditional Haida way of life came close to extinction.
www.civilization.ca /aborig/haida/haindexe.html   (0 words)

The Haida are native North Americans that live in the northern parts of British Columbia in the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Potlatches are a ceremony held by the Haida.
Houses of the Haida are the center of political, social, and economic activity in the villages.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/cultural/northamerica/haida.html   (818 words)

 Haida Canoe
The Haida Canoe was carved from a single piece of wood, the trunk of a large cedar tree.
The front of the canoe is decorated with a carving of a wolf and a painting of a killer whale.
No matter who is responsible for its individual components, the Haida Canoe is a masterpiece of artistry and virtuoso building, and remains one of the Museum's most popular exhibits.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/expeditions/treasure_fossil/Treasures/Haida_Canoe/canoe.html?50   (240 words)

 Bringing Home the Bones
She grew up speaking only Haida, but by the middle of the 20th century, she had seen the language and many traditions all but abandoned.
Haida artist Bill Reid led the carving.The pole-raising in 1978 was the first in decades in the village of Skidegate.
The Haida, who never signed a treaty with England or Canada, are still pursuing a legal case against the government, seeking the recognition of full aboriginal title over the archipelago.
www.homelands.org /worlds/haida.html   (533 words)

 Haida Tattoos - Meaning of Haidan Tattoos
The name “Haida” is derived from the word “Hidery” meaning “the people.” The Haida tribe is considered one of the oldest traceable populations in the New World.
Most Haida objects are decorated with crests -- figures of animals, birds, sea creatures and mythic beings -- that immediately identify the moiety (Raven or Eagle) and often the lineage of the owner.
Haida have almost seventy crest figures, less than a score are in general use.
www.tao-of-tattoos.com /haida-tattoos.html   (253 words)

 Supreme Court of Canada - Decisions - Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests)
While it is open to the Haida to seek an interlocutory injunction, they are not confined to that remedy, which may fail to adequately take account of their interests prior to final determination thereof.
Furthermore, the strength of the case for both the Haida’s title and their right to harvest red cedar, coupled with the serious impact of incremental strategic decisions on those interests, suggest that the honour of the Crown may also require significant accommodation to preserve the Haida’s interest pending resolution of their claims.
However, the strength of the case for both the Haida title and the Haida right to harvest red cedar, coupled with the serious impact of incremental strategic decisions on those interests, suggest that the honour of the Crown may well require significant accommodation to preserve the Haida interest pending resolution of their claims.
scc.lexum.umontreal.ca /en/2004/2004scc73/2004scc73.html   (9893 words)

 Sealaska - News - Haida - Dictionary
Haida is spoken in two major dialects: southern at Skidegate and northern at Masset, both on the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.
Assertions by some linguists that Haida is part of the same language family as Athabascan-Eyak and Tlingit remains a source of controversy among language experts.
The Haida Dictionary is a master reference from which academic linguists may further examine the relationship of Haida to other language families and educators may develop teaching materials for classrooms at every level.
www.sealaskaheritage.org /news/news_article_haida_dictionary.htm   (559 words)

 Hamilton Port Authority: H.M.C.S. HAIDA
In 1945 HAIDA returned to duties in the Arctic and was involved in the liberation of Norway.
HAIDA came home to a roaring welcome in Halifax, and was being refitted for the war in the Pacific when Japan surrendered.
HAIDA joined the RCN's Atlantic anti-submarine fleet in 1956 and served the rest of her active life as an Escort Destroyer.
www.hamiltonport.ca /recreation/haida.aspx   (1087 words)

 First Nations Summit | Info Zone
The writ, filed by lawyers Joe Arvay and Louise Mandell, simply seeks a declaration that the Haida are the aboriginal owners of the entire remote archipelago off the north coast of B.C. and that all of the activities within those lands that are incompatible with the Haida should cease.
The Haida still believe they are the owners of the land, "lock, stock and barrel," Guujaaw said.
The Haida initiated their lawsuit in part to try to stop the provincial government's apparent plans to lift a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in Hecate Strait.
www.fns.bc.ca /info/worth/haida.htm   (657 words)

 The Struggle for Haida Gwaii | The Dominion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For a people as bound to nature as the Haida, there is much concern that the current rate of logging is unsustainable and would threaten the existence of the large trees for future generations.
The Haida have used the towering cedar trees on Haida Gwaii for canoe building and erection of their elaborately carved totem poles.
The Haida demand the odds have to be taken into account, and argue that to do otherwise would be a violation of their charter rights.
dominionpaper.ca /original_peoples/2004/11/06/the_strugg.html   (1092 words)

 Haida Language and the Haida Indian Tribe
Haida is an Alaskan language whose origin is uncertain.
Fewer than a hundred elders speak the Haida Indian language fluently today, but some young Haida people are working to keep their ancestral language alive.
Curtis' early 20th-century ethnography of the Haida Indians.
www.native-languages.org /haida.htm   (236 words)

 North American Native Art - Haida Art Rugs and Wallhangings   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Traditional Haida society was matrilineal and organized into single villages composed of one to several house groups led by hereditary chiefs.
Many Haida artists and craftsmen work with gold, silver and argillite, They are weavers of spruce baskets and hats and; of course, are master carvers of monumental totem poles, masks and huge canoes from the cedar tree.
Born in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii on 02 January, 1950, George Yeltatzie is Haida from the Kiusta Eagle Clan.
www.latchhookpatterns.com /html/about-haida.html   (577 words)

 HAIDA TATTOO KIT - Description of kit and the tattoos of the early Haida people.
The "Haida Tattoo Kit" was uncovered by Lars Krutak at the National Museum of Natural History's Museum Support Center (MSC), where all objects associated with that museum (which are not on exhibition) are housed.
Haida tattooing seemed to be quite rare by 1885.
With the assistance of renowned Haida carver Robert Davidson and Vince Hemingson of The Vanishing Tattoo, it is our hope to complete the formal arrangements for a temporary loan of the kit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to the Haida people themselves.
www.vanishingtattoo.com /haida_tattoo_kit.htm   (2029 words)

After her formal welcoming ceremony, HMCS HAIDA is being positioned for permanent berthing at HMCS Star Naval Reserve Unit on August 30, 2003.
She is the last remaining example of the 27 Tribal Class destroyers built for the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy between 1937 and 1945.
Not only is the ship historically significant, but she is a cultural asset representing a life style, however transient, of more than a generation of Canadians who served in Canada's Navy between 1943 and 1963.
www.hmcshaida.ca   (0 words)

 The Canadian Canoe Museum - Our Canoeing Heritage - Canoeing Cultures: The Haida
Isolated in the north Pacific on Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands, the Haida are one of the principal Pacific Coast nations and have their own distinct language.
Haida chiefdoms are hierarchical (as are Nuu-chah-nulth, Tsimshian, Kwakwaka' wakw).
The Haida raided and traded from Alaska to California, supplementing their population with 1/3 slaves, taken as prisoners.
www.canoemuseum.net /heritage/haida.asp   (198 words)

 Haida Repatriations
Scholars believe that the Haida remains were taken from the islands after a smallpox epidemic all but wiped out the tribes in the late 19th century, reducing the population to about 600 from 10,000.
The Haida Repatriation Committee, formed in 1995, is a group of volunteers devoted to bringing their ancestors back home for a proper burial.
Yesterday, 26 Haida were in Manhattan to rectify what they view as brazen grave-robbing that has left thousands of human skeletons languishing in the storage rooms and steel filing cabinets of the world's museums.
www.ibsgwatch.imagedjinn.com /learn/2002sept16haida.htm   (1446 words)

Haida Glass is recognized in the industry for our innovative designs and quality workmanship.
Haida Glass has been a leader in the glazing industry providing sealed units and double glazing for over 30 years.
Ask your Haida Glass representative to show you a brochure on the wide variety that is available to suit your renovation project.
www.haidaglass.com /Products.htm   (1449 words)

 Haida open Seattle front in forest fight
Haida leader Guujaaw, who has himself manned the barricades, asserts that "Weyerhaeuser has become the most hated company on the coast" by violating nearly every agreement reached with the tribe on how to log the land.
The Haida contend that while Weyerhaeuser was negotiating to sell its license, it sped up cutting of the finest of the old-growth cedars that play a pivotal role in Haida life.
Haida anger today stands in sharp contrast to the hope that permeated the Queen Charlottes three years ago when lower courts ruled that Weyerhaeuser and the provincial government have to accommodate Haida interests in the forest.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/220864_protest20.html   (1349 words)

 Introduction - Haida - Explore the Communities - The Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement - Library and Archives Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The territory the Haida inhabit consists of over 138 islands in British Columbia and is known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.
The Haida refer to their lands as Haida Gwaii, "the people's islands." In the past, the Haida inhabited areas that went all the way to Alaska.
The area the Haida have been trying to protect is known as Gwaii Haanas, or South Moresby.
www.collectionscanada.ca /settlement/kids/021013-2061-e.html   (195 words)

Haida Gwaii is a cluster of islands situated south of Alaska’s panhandle and ninety miles off the northern coast of British Columbia.
Haida Gwaii, better known as Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands experienced very low water levels at the end of the last ice age.
The advancement that was made possible by better sea-faring vessels made it possible for the Haida to become more profitable through warfare with tribes on the mainland.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/canadian_tourism/35182   (575 words)

 HAIDA G Megayacht Charter Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 71 meter Haida G is a luxury yacht from a different era.
She is the perfect yacht to charter for discerning clients that demand the luxury and elegance of the past along with today's modern state of the art facilities equipment and conveniences as well as personal service and pampering by a highly professional crew.
Haida G was designed by Cox and Stevens and built in 1929 by the Friedrich Krupp Shipyard in Kiel Germany.
www.yachting-greece.com /MegaYacht_Charter/Haida_G.html   (652 words)

 The Haida Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Haida language is spoken in the Haida Gwa'ai (the Queen Charlotte Islands) and on an adjacent portion of the coast of Alaska.
The indigenous name for the Haida people, meaning "the people", is /hát'e:/ in the Northern (Masset) dialect, /xa:ydəga:y/ in the Southern (Skidegate) dialect.
Haida is not known to be related to any other language.
www.ydli.org /langs/haida.htm   (85 words)

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