The Haida understand that to ensure that these foods return each year the environment must be respected by all.
"Anytime food was gathered, there was always thanks given to it... It provided life to everybody and it was really respected because it is life itself." -John Yeltatzie, Gaawaas Eagle Clan, 1996.
Logging and mining on Haida Gwaii affect the ocean and rivers, as well as the land!
For the Haida to be healthy, the rivers and forest must be healthy too.
Conserving the delicate balance of the Haida Gwaii environment will ensure that future generations continue to eat from the sea.
The Haida Gwaii Community
the Old Massett Village Council's Economic Development and Heritage Resources, the Haida Gwaii Museum at Qay'llnagaay, and Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site.