The Haida have shown their strength, resiliency, and perseverance while navigating the decimation of 95% of their people, the introduction of Residential Schools, new religious and cultural ways, and outside governance and power structures. On June 17/2010 the colonial name, Queen Charlotte Islands, was respectfully given back to the Crown by the Haida Nation at a ceremony held in Old Massett, Haida Gwaii. At this ceremony the islands’ proper name, Haida Gwaii, was formally recognized and honored; a symbolic event illuminating new beginnings and the spirit of reconciliation. Giving Back The Name With Respect was a monumental time in Haida and Canadian history.
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