History & Prayer Phrases



History Phrases
  1. Xáadas tla gáa.  Haida World (everything Haida)
  2. Iitl’ ’waadluwaan x̱aat’aagaang.  We are all Haidas. 
  3. Tla dluu gaagwíi.  Ancient Times - before human
  4. Giihlíitsdluu.  Ancient Period - Great Flood
  5. Wáatsgwaa G̱aagwii uu ḵwáangaang.  Before the Ice Age, after humans came into being.
  6. Awáahl Gaagwíi.  After the ice age. (or "it’s way over there,")
  7. 'Álaa uu tlagáay an úunsiit 'alaa áa uu yaagang.  A Wise person.
    That person knows its way through the land very well.
  8. 'Alaa uu kuugíin an úunsiit 'alaa aa uu yaagang.  An educated person.
    That person understands very well what is on the surface of the paper.
  9. Hlaa uu K’iigaang.  I am telling the Story of All the Humans.
  10. Sangáay ’alaa giihlgiiaagang.  The Time when everything was in balance.
  11. Nang ḵ’al hlG̱ahl  The Black Skinned one (giant bird).
  12. Ḵ’áhlgaaw.  Loon.
  13. Gwaay Iiwans  Big Island
  14. Nang. When you want to indicate that something is human.
  15. Áajii Wáadluu wáan uu gúu daahl Ḵíiwaagang.
    Everything is related and we need each other to survive.
  16. Sángs K'áangal SGáanuwaay.  The name of the highest power.
  17. Ts’áak’ Xaat’áay.  The eagle people.

Haida Prayer Phrases


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