Orca Whale

Reccommended Resources




We are happy to share some of our favourite printed and online resources. If you have any suggestions for additions in the future, don't hesitate to let us know.

Books and Guides

  • Bill Reid and the Haida Canoe

  • The Spirit of Haida GwaiiUlli Stelzer [1997]

  • All That We Say Is Our • Ian Gill [2009]

  • A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World Robert Bringhurst

  • Being in Being: The collected works of Skaay of the Qquuna QiighawaayRobert Bringhurst

  • The Raven Steals the Light:  Native American tales William Reid & Robert Bringhurst

  • *That Which makes us Haida: The Haida Language Book • Scott Steedman, Jisgang, Nika Collison, editors. Photographs by Farah Nosh [NEW:  available at the Kaay Heritage Centre, Skidigate]

  • The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed John Vaillant [2005]

  • Haida Gwaii Queen Charlotte Islands: Land of Mountains, Mist and Myth George Fischer [2006]

  • Paradise Won: the Struggle for South Moresby Elizabeth May




  • Those Born at Koona: The Totem Poles of the Haida Village Skedans John Smyly and Carolyn Saanichton: Hancock House Publishers [1973]

  • Skidegate Haida Myths & Histories John R. Swanton, [collected by J. Enrico -trans. & ed.]

  • Food Plants of Coastal First People • Nancy Turner - Handbook Royal BC Museum - Vancouver: UBC Press, [1995]