Kaalts’ida Kah, Laughing Crow Productions is proud to announce the release of their newest Animation, a music video for recording artist Kinnie Star called Save Our Waters. Prime Minister Harper sets out on the maiden voyage of the supertanker Bitumen Valdez and is met by opposition out on the waters in the form of a floatilla of canoes, fishing boats and killerwhales!
Check it out on Youtube:
As always, our t-shirts raise funds for CoASt anti-tanker activities, like our upcoming anti-tanker design competition.
Our first design is the Hull and Bones design donated by Gwaai Edenshaw.
If you order one, please let us know your feedback. Haaw’a!
Artists and community came together in Skidegate recently to create a colourful sign with a clear message: “Haida Gwaii United Against Enbridge.” An impromptu session, the painting was sparked by a group of individuals disheartened by Harper’s recent approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline. The group got the materials together to get started and artists Corey Bulpitt, Fanny Aishaa, and Rob Geary heard about it and volunteered to help out. With the support of the Skidegate Youth Centre space, the artists led participants in the design and spray painting of the banner. The Haida Gwaii Against Enbridge banner saw it’s first public appearance in the march at Hospital Days in Queen Charlotte.
AP – Masset, BC – The crew of Haida Raid 3 is hard at work on sets and cardboard creation at the Haidawood Studios in Masset, Haida Gwaii. As you can see from the photo here, the characters are starting to get restless. The more they hear about the threat of supertankers posed by the Northern Gateway pipeline, the more they start protesting around.
Thanks to all the volunteers from the community who have been helping make this happen. Looking forward to seeing the whole production up in time to respond to the Harper government’s blessing of another destructive mega-project…
Haida carver Gwaai Edenshaw has released photos of the detailed bronze and silver pendants that he has cast from the masks of characters from the Haida animation Haida Raid 2. These pendants are rewards for the Indiegogo campaign to support the production of the animation’s sequel, Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters.
The new animation will feature music from Alida Kinnie Starr with Jason Alsop from the Haida Hippies. Haida Raid 3: Save Our Waters takes aim at the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project with a style unique to Haida Gwaii (In Haida Raid 2, Raven flew in and hacked the Enbridge mainframe!).
Please check out and support the Haida Raid 3 Indiegogo campaign and help K’alts’idaa K’ah and the producers meet their goal:
Gwaai will also make a gold pendant for as a higher level reward if someone goes for that level of support!
Two Haida Gwaii Semester students have created an online presence for their Photo Voice project about “What’s at Stake” when we face the threat of increased tanker traffic on the BC coast. Haida and non-Haida speak about the sealife and interdependency that exists on the islands and how their value is present in people’s everyday lives. The project sets out with the following questions:
- How does supertanker traffic affect (community) well-being in a coastal community?
- What do you appreciate most about living in an intertidal zone?
- What is your connection to the waterways along the super tanker route?
To view the project, please visit: cultureconsciousness.wordpress.com