So You Girls Remember That: Memories of a Haida Elder

April 30, 2022|
So You Girls Remember That: Memories of a Haida Elder by Gaadgas Nora Bellis
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Collected wisdoms, reflections and stories from Indigenous Elder Naanii Nora of the Haida Nation.So You Girls Remember ThatThis book also contains the larger story of Nora’s times, a representation of changing political relationships between Canada and the Haida people and a personal part of the Haida tale.What ultimately shines through is Nora’s singular and dynamic voice speaking with the wisdom of years. For example, on giving advice she says: “I like to give anybody advice because when you’re young you don’t know nothing on this world. What’s coming; what’s going … You have to remember it’s a steep hill; you’re right on the top. You slide down anytime if you don’t be careful.”This is a work of great generosity, expressing Nora’s spirit of living—her joy, humour, spirituality and resourcefulness; her love of children, music and social life; her kindness, strong will and creativity; and her spirit that has nurtured a community and endures to this day.Royalties will be donated to the Carl Hart Legacy Trust through the Haida Gwaii Community Foundation, to support the Rediscovery Camp at T'aalan Stl'ang.
Gaadgas Nora Bellis, storyteller and Haida Elder, was born in 1902 in Old Massett at the north end of Graham Island, by the mouth of Massett Inlet. Later she was one of the first Haida to live in New Masset, the new white settlers'' town farther up the shore. Naanii Nora died in 1997 in Queen Charlotte City Hospital.Jenny Nelson was r...
Title:So You Girls Remember That: Memories of a Haida Elder
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.59 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.59 in
Published:April 30, 2022
Publisher:Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550179774

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