X̱aayda/X̱aad Kil – Haida Gwaii Mentor Apprentice Program Podcast

In this episode Haida language learners Iljuu Xiilaay Isabel Brillon and Oweé Jaad Serena Smith speak with fluent language teacher Dr. Jiixa Gladys Vandal.  With an introductory interview between Serena Smith and program host SGaan Kwahagang James McGuire.  Recorded in winter 2019.

Haawa to HGRS partners at the Haida Gwaii Mentor-Apprenticeship Program, HlGaagilda Xaayda Kil Naay Skidegate Haida Immersion Program, and Saahlinda Naay Haida Gwaii Museum.  It is an honour and a pleasure to work together to contribute to the revitalization of Xaayda kil.

Haawa to the Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture grant program for their financial support!

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X̱aayda Kil Glossary Read Along! Alphabet Lesson

Language lessons from HlG̱aagilda X̱aayda Kil Ḵ’aalang (SHIP X̱aayda Kil Glossary), recorded by Elders of Skidegate and the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program (SHIP) and hosted for HGRS by SGan Kwah Agang (James Dean McGuire).

This week, “How to Pronounce Skidegate Haida Language: Alphabet”

Glossaries are available for purchase from the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program and at Gina DaahlG̱ahl Naay (Haida Gwaii Museum’s Trading House).

Haawa to the Elders of SHIP for their tireless dedication to sustaining and reviving X̱aayda Kil.

And haawa to Niis Wes (Ernie Wilson), Nang King.aay ‘uwans (James Young), and GwaaG̱anad (Diane Brown) for the wonderful words.