Haida Philosophy

Haida Philosophy / World View

Upon hearing this Haida world view . . . a young lad ridiculed it and the story teller by prancing around and saying,
"Hlaw uu iijang!  Hey, look at me !
Dii dlawiit’ae hl saang.  I’m falling off the edge of the world."
While prancing around, he stepped on a fish bone and developed fish poisoning and died. Thus the old people say he had fallen off the edge of the World.

Sourced from Snewaylh Co-op Radio, July 05, 2011. Vancouver BC Canada
Text and Audio by Káawan Sangáa, Compiled and edited by Giihlgiigaa Tsiij Git’anee