GiiahlGalang: The State of the Haida Language • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

GiiahlGalang: The State of the Haida Language • Ravens and Eagles: Haida Art (Series 2)

Release date:

2003

Running time:

24 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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Part of Raven and Eagles: Haida Art series

Pre-contact, the Haida language flourished with as many different dialects as there were villages. Today, few fluent speakers remain. Some worry that the Haida people stand to lose a unique worldview that is embodied in their indigenous tongue. Diane Brown, coordinator of the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program, points out that one of the biggest challenges is a lack of interest on the part of young people, despite the fact that through her program they have the rare opportunity to study with fluent elders. Elementary school teachers try to remedy a waning interest in the Haida language by making it part of everyday lessons, bringing elders into the class to assist in teaching songs and prayer.

 

Titles included in this series:

Stone Carver (24 minutes)
On the Trail of Property Woman (24 minutes)
In Our Blood (24 minutes)
Haida Jewelers (24 minutes)
NaXine Weaver (24 minutes)
From Hand to Hand: The Legacy of Charles Edenshaw Parts 1 & 2 (46.5 minutes)
Athlii Gwaii: The Line at Lyell Parts 1 & 2 (46.5 minutes)
The New Collectors: Repatriation Part 1 (24 minutes)
The New Collectors: Repatriation Part 2 (24 minutes)
Ravens & Eagles Finale: Defining Haida Art (24 minutes)

For more information about the series producers visit http://www.urbanrez.ca

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