May 28, 2019
JIIXA · GLADYS VANDAL
4-NIGHT PACKAGE | JUNE 26 - 30TH 2019
Ocean House at Stads K'uns GawGa is pleased to welcome Haida elder and master weaver Jiixa Gladys Vandal as special Guest Artist June 26 - 30, 2019.
Haida elder and master weaver Jiixa is one of only a few Haidas who is fluent in the Xaayda Kil Haida language and has spent much of her life dedicated to its preservation, passing it down to future generations. Join Jiixa for an opportunity to learn the delicate art of cedar bark weaving.
Come away with a keepsake that will remind you of your experience, but more importantly, the time you spent with her.
I am from the Eagle Clan of Skidegate, Gidins Naa’yuuaans Xaay daagaay Big House People. My parents were Kathleen Young Hans and Isaac Hans. My clan chief is Wiigaanad Sid Crosby.
I was born and raised in HlGaagilda Skidegate. I am a fluent Haida Language teacher and traditional weaver. I have been attending the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program for 21 years working on preserving our language. I have a great passion for our language and culture. Currently, I work as a Haida Language Elder Mentor to a few adult students.
Interested in joining us for this special trip?
Inquire today for rates and availability - space is limited to a maximum of 24 guests.