Xaad Kíl & Xaayda Kil Language Resources:
You will find below a list of websites relating to Haida Language and a short description of each.


Íihlxaadaas húus xíinaangslaang.
We Haida’s are coming alive again. This is the event and photo page about the Haida Language group that meets every Friday at the Maclean Park fieldhouse, 710 Keefer St. (at Heatley), BC from 5pm - 8pm

Sne’waylh Co-op Radio 100.5
This is an aboriginal language-learning program hosted every Tuesday from 1pm-2pm by Káawan Sangáa (Woody Morrison), Gunargie O'Sullivan, and Shadae Johnson. In many Coast Salish dialects, "Sne'waylh" is the word for teachings or laws.

Skidegate Haida Immersion Program FB page
The Skidegate Haida Immersion Program is an education-based establishment dedicated to the sustenance and revival of the Haida language. The language is a vital part of the Haida culture and must be kept for future generations. This is done through stories, translations, place names, recordings and many other methods used to sustain the language.

“XKKF” (Xaadas Kil Kuyaas Foundation)
To promote, preserve and perpetuate our rich cultural legacy. The XKKF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization currently fiscally sponsored by the Hydaburg Cooperative Association (“HCA or Tribe) in Hydaburg, Alaska.


In Old Massett, there are less than a dozen fluent speakers, all of whom are in their 70s and 80s. Many of these elders are passionately working to preserve their mother tongue.

Xaad Kíl / Xaaydaa Kil (Haida) Resources Resources
Historically, each village in Haida territory spoke their language a little differently and now many of the dialects are no longer spoken.  There seems to be a lessening of dialect differences according to where the language speakers currently live. Xaad Kíl, is the name for the language as it is spoken in Massett and Xaaydaa Kil, is the name for the language in Skidegate.

Wikipedia - Haida Language
The Haida language (Xaad Kíl, Xaadas Kíl, Xaayda Kil) is the language of the Haida people. It contains seven vowels and well over 30 consonants.

Sealaska Heritage Institute - Curriculum
SHI encourages teachers to download its units and resources for use in class. Use the audio tools to hear Haida words featured in the curriculum.

Haida Indian Language

Haida Language Dictionary
This dictionary was made by Renato B. Figueiredo.
Haida > English: 606 words, English > Haida: 563 words

Endangered languages
A project by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity
Haida [aka Haida, Northern, Skidegate], Classification: Isolate · severely endangered.

Four Directions Institute - Haida

Kasaan Haida Heritage Foundation
Gásaáan Xaadas Guusuu Project (Kasaan Elders Speak). For the production, elders offered their experiences of growing up in Kasaan with both historical information and interesting stories. They also shared some Haida words and phrases.

Xaat Kíl - The Haida Language
This website is dedicated to the study, preservation and revitalization of the Haida language. Here are some basic phrases you can use to start learning Haida. And when you've seen those, here are some more basic phrases to keep you going. And then, when you're ready, here's a whole phrasebook to work through. Also be sure to check out our online Haida lessons.

Computer Apps/Tools

Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil / Xaad Kil
Haida Keyboards and Language Fonts. Underlined X and Underlined G is better than using the font suggestion.

Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil iTunes App
By First Peoples' Heritage Language and Culture Council
The Skidegate Haida Language app is a media-rich bilingual dictionary and phrase collection comprised of words and phrases archived at the online Aboriginal language database

First Voices Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil
Ga k'aayas gina gii guudang.ngaay hlkuuxiidas ga xaayda kil gaayas idsda siing.gwagad gyin xaayda kil idsda gaagu gas ga. xaayda yahk'ii sgwanang giyuu id sdaahl. Gaay gaaganuu Hlgaagilda Xaayda Kil Naay gaasdl gan. The concern of the Elders is that once the fluent Haida speakers pass away the Haida language would be lost from us. We wish to remain true Haida always. This is why the Skidegate Haida Language House opened.

YouTube Videos & Audio

Haida Calendar spoken by Mary Swanson
Haida Month, Meaning, Corresponding Gregorian Month with audio.

Surviving Sounds of Haida

Woodrow Wilson Morrison

Tsiini Stephen Brown

If you’ve found a link that is broken or a link not listed here please feel free to leave a comment. Haw’aa.