Haida Storytelling

Join us in the Our Living Languages exhibition for this noon time performance by Kung Jaadee.

Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) is a Haida singer, storyteller, and drummer. She has performed for hundreds of audiences across Canada and parts of the United States for over 25 years. She loves dancing, singing, drumming, laughing, eating- she is a true Raven causing mischief wherever she goes in this world. Her stories tell of a time when the animals taught us how to be true haada laas (good people). They were our sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers. We understood them because they already knew the secrets of life.

Kung Jaadee has been teaching Xaad Kil, Haida language, for nearly five years. And she has been learning Xaad Kil for nearly eight years.

She prefers to be known by her true Haida name, Kung Jaadee, Woman in the Moon, the personal crest she wears on her button blanket. She was formerly called Kwii-Ge-Ii-Wans, or Big Loved Cloud, her maternal grandmother's name, but she has now passed that name on to her daughter.

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