The Two Brothers presents a wonderful opportunity for Canadian children of all ages to learn about Haida culture through colourful illustrations and text translated by a Haida author who has been instrumental in the protection of the Haida language.For almost a century, the world-famous Raven Totem Pole stood in downtown Jasper. After being repatriated to its original home on Haida Gwaii in 2010, it was replaced by the Two Brothers Totem Pole in 2011. Beautifully illustrated by Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw, the Haida artists who carved the new totem pole, this book tells the story of the Two Brothers of a journey long ago from the west coast islands of Haida Gwaii to the Canadian Rockies, and of an unusual connection between two very different places.
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Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw are Ts aahl from Haida Gwaii. They are the founders of K'aalts'idaa K'ahStory Telling Society, a body dedicated to promoting Haida story and Haida language in everydaylife through various media. Both Jaalen and Gwaai are carvers and designers who express their artthrough many forms.
Author Gwaaganad (Diane Brown) is Gwaai and Jaalen's nunaay. She is a keeper of traditional medicines and an important figure in the preservation of the Haida language. She has spent 28 years in community health, and 12 years as a teacher with the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program. Gwaaganad has devoted her life to her family and to Haida culture.
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Book Description Summerthought Publishing, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1926983041