Sealaska publishes children's book in Haida
July 15, 2021
Sealaska Heritage Institute has released the first children's book in the Haida language Xaad Kil through its Baby Raven Reads program.
"Nang Jaadaa Sgaana 'Laanaa aa Isdaayaan," or "The Woman Carried Away by Killer Whales," is a story carried down through generations orally and published through the work of a team of artists and linguists.
"It's the first book I ever illustrated, and now it's the first children's book in the Haida language," said Haida illustrator Janine Gibbons. "I had to stretch my mind. How am I going to represent this? And how am I going to represent this accurately?"...