Respect for all living things
Xaayda Haida People have occupied Xaayda Gwaay.yaay Haida Gwaii since time immemorial
The bounty from the land and sea have sustained the Xaayda Haida People for generations, who in turn, have imbued their beliefs with raven and bear; salmon and the sea; forest and the land. It is a place where nature and culture are one.
Yah’guudang is the word that the Xaayda Haida People use to describe respect for all living things and the interdependence that binds us. It is also the principle that organizes Taan Forest, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Haida Enterprise Corporation (HaiCo, the economic development entity of the Haida Nation), whose shareholder are the Xaayda Haida People.