What it’s Like to Speak an Endangered Language

What language do you speak? Is it your native language? Is it your second language? There are fifty-two Aboriginal languages in Canada. Seems like a lot, but this means that only 11% of the remaining Aboriginal groups still speak their language. Almost all of these languages are endangered. Haida history itself is an oral culture…

K̲ay Llnagaay- Sealion Town

Welcome to the new Haida Heritage Centre blog! I thought the best way to kick off this blog would be to write about the history of this very piece of land. K̲ay Llnagaay (kye-ll-nah-guy), which translates to “Sealion Town” in X̲aayda Kil, is a traditional village site of the K̲ayahl ‘Laanas Ts’aahl clan. If you’ve…