Breathe the fresh cedar air of old-growth rainforests on this isolated Pacific Northwest archipelago. Imagine bears scavenging salmon, and waters brimming with breaching whales. Let’s follow a mossy trail of Sitka spruce to an ancient longhouse village belonging to one of the most resilient cultures on earth — the Haida. Our Indigenous hosts share how their language and traditions are intertwined with the land. Admire the carved faces of hauntingly beautiful totem poles and feel the presence of ancestors who have stood watch over the islands for millennia. In the evening we gather fireside and absorb the magic of Haida storytelling and songs. Connect 12,000 years of human history with a living culture and confront the legacy of colonialism — a conversation more relevant than ever as nations around the world recalibrate relationships with First Peoples and approach reparations. If you desire to feel the rhythms of nature in your bones and connect with Haida culture, this truly off-the-beaten-path journey is for you.
"We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."Haida Proverb
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