- Díi k’wáaylang, isgyáan díi jáaslang. My brothers and sisters.
- Xaataa ’láas is. Good People
- Íihlxaadas húus xíinaangslaang. We Haida’s are coming alive again.
- Iitl’ ’waadluwaan x̱aat’aagaang. We are all Haidas.
Díi k’wáaylang isgyáan díi jáaslang isgyáan díi tawlaang isgyáan Xaataa ’láas is.
Daláng aahl kil ’alaagang.
My brothers, sisters, relatives and all you good people. I am happy to talk to you.
- Gaw Xaat’aay. Big Bay people (Masset)
- Gaw Xaadee. Big Bay people (Masset)
- Hlgayúu Xaat’áay Round Rock Beach People (near Skidegate)
- K’íis Xaat’áay. Old People (Alaska - Hydaburg and Kasaan)
- Git’áwyaas. includes kwakwalaa, Nootka, Coast Salish, etc.
- T’áaguusd Xaat’áay. South People who include Athabascan, Tsimpsian, Interior Salish, etc...
- Hlanggas Xaat’áay. The Tlingit People.
- Kil ’alaas Xaat’aay. The Singing People. Nishga’a, Tsimpsian, Gixsan
- Ts’áak’ Xaat’áay. The Eagle people.
- K’udáagws Xaat’áay. Inuit, Eskimo
- K’udéik’ Xaat’áay xuud ki’ii Xáwdl áwyangang. People who really like seals, Inuit.
- Áatl’an hl is ahl díi gúudangáay ’láagang. I am happy for being here.
- Daláng aahl kil ’alaagang. I am happy to talk to you.
- Daláng aa kílguu ’laa ḵasaang. I want to say high words to you.
- Tl’aaw kílguu ’láa ḵasaang. I am to speak to you(pl) in high words.
- Dang eíhl án díi x̱ángalgang. I am honored by your presence.
- Daláng aa yahgudangáa. I respect you highly.
- Díi gyúudiyaa uu galáng wéiyit aahl kíl gulá́asii.
Listen to me, now I want to tell you good words.
- Dáng gudangaay án uu hl súugang.
I am saying it so you can hear.
- Áajii wáadluu wáan uu gúu daahl ḵíiwaagang.
All these things are related and, we need each other to survive.
- Sáhljúugahl ’láanaa yahgudaang.
Social control by obligation and negotiation.
NOTES: Prior to the invasion of the Europeans Single Family dwellings just did not happen. Inside the house was the Husband and wife (say Eagle and Raven), the children were Raven... thus the husband, although was recognized as a "House Chief", he was the lone Eagle in the house. So, if he had daughters, their husbands came to live in his house... so not there were Eagles... however there was no Personal Privacy and, no personal property (as we know it today). Thus, with no privacy there was always the possibility of conflict. Thus there were rules - Sáhljúugahl ’láanaa yahgudaang. - that made it possible for humans to live in close contact without constant bickering and fighting. For example, the younger always deferred to the younger...
"The highest you can ever say about a person is, ’he was just like his uncle, he was a kind person.’ "