Haida Gwaii Pledge

 

 

To honour our shared responsibility in caring for the Air, Ocean, Land and People of Haida Gwaii for future generations, we respectfully participate in the Haida Gwaii Pledge and encourage anyone coming to these Islands to live, work or play to do so as well.

 

Although designed for visitors passing through, the pledge is also a valuable commitment for all residents to make. We’ve signed the pledge on behalf of our business and our families, in support of the Haida's citizens inherent right to govern their territories, and to honour the call for following Haida ways of being in our actions.

 

Four of the main Haida ways of being are outlined in the pledge, and require legitimate thought and action:

Haida language is represented in the order of ­Xaayda Kil (Skidegate Haida) • Xaad Kíl (Old Masett Haida).

Yahguudang 
Yahguudáng  
Respect for all beings 

Ad kyaanang   
Ahl kyáanang tláagang  
Ask permission first 

Tll yahda  
Tll yahda  
To Make it Right

Gina ‘waadluxan gud ad kwaagid  
Gin ‘wáadluwaan gud ahl kwáagiidang
Everything Depends on Everything Else 

 

This is work not taken on lightly. With heartfelt intent to learn and grow, to accept responsibility and to act in kindness, we move forward toward this common goal.

 

We encourage all our customers to take the time to learn more and honour this call to action: https://haidagwaiipledge.ca