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"Out of Concealment: Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii"

  • Banyen Books 3608 West 4th Avenue Vancouver, BC, V6R 1P1 Canada (map)

A presentation on Indigenous oral traditions and the ancient feminine, through art and music.

Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson will present her new book “Out of Concealment: Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii”.  The publication re-imagines the ancient feminine Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii, epic figures in the Haida Nation's origin stories, which have been passed down for millennia. These historical narratives illustrate the Haida's values, customs, rituals, laws, and relationships with the earthly and metaphysical realms. Transforming her image into SGuuluu Jaad, Foam Woman; Ts'uu K'waayga, Cedar sister; Xuuajii Jaad, Grizzly Bear Woman; and many others, Williams-Davidson pays homage to these powerful Beings and brings their spirit into the light for new generations and audiences to enjoy and learn from.