Haywaas' Question What is Reconciliation?

SKU: 9781738736706

Gidin Jaad (Eagle Woman) Erica Reid & James Reid
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight
Book Type:
WaveMaker Press
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Written by Gidin Jaad (Eagle Woman) Erica Reid, born to the Naay 'Yuwans X̱aaydag̱a (the Big House People) clan of Skidegate on Haida Gwaii; and James Reid, born to Michael and Yvonne Reid of Terrace, British Columbia. James' father is a retired educator who is a son of a British home child and a Blackfoot orphan. James’ mother is the child of an Eastern European refugee who fled Europe during World War II.

After Haywaas sees his parents get frustrated while watching the news, this precocious 12-year-old begins a months-long journey navigating many different answers to what he thought was a simple question.

Gidin Jaad (Eagle Woman) Erica Reid follows her matrilineal lineage of her mother Gidin Jaad (Dee Dee) Crosby. Erica honours her patrilineal lineage of her father William (Butch) Ryan who is Tsimshian from the community of Lax Kw’alaams, BC. Gidin Jaad Erica is an elected representative of her community of Skidegate Hlg̱aagilda at the Council of the Haida Nation in their pursuit of Haida Title exercising Haida Laws. Erica is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education. She is a proud wife and mother of five children.

James is a proud father of five. With degrees in history and education he graduated from the University of British Columbia and took his first teaching position in Masset, Haida Gwaii. He has been teaching in Haida Gwaii for sixteen years.

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