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Haida Memories
Haida Heritage and Repatriation Society
Old Massett , British Columbia


   The Haida Memories
exhibition casts light on the
rich heritage of the northern
Haida from Haida Gwaii,
British Columbia. Ancient
Haida society, matrilineal in
structure, was traditionally
divided into two clans,
Ravens and Eagles. Families
with common ancestry formed

lineages and inherited
property, titles, names,
crests, masks and even songs.
There are fifteen such
lineages, each with its own
myths, histories and cultural
heroes. Their stories are
told with the help of
thousands of photographs
generously shared for this

exhibition by over two dozen
community members and

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