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Heather didn't know she was Haida until she was 16. Now, she's returning to Haida Gwaii to join her clan and receive her Haida name.
Heather Hatch always felt something was missing in her life.
When she turned 16, she discovered she was Haida. After visiting Haida Gwaii many times over the next twenty years, Heather realized she wanted to join her clan and receive her Haida name.
Woman Who Returns follows her journey, from visiting the remote shores of her ancestors’ village to making a traditional Haida blanket with her Nuni.
Written and Directed by
Frederick Kroetsch, Kurt Spenrath
Director of Photography
David Cullen (Math Dave)
Animation and Raven Art
Ally Pearson and Parks Canada,
Gwaii Hannas National Park Reserve,
National Marine Conservation Area Reserve,
And Haida Heritage Site
Haida Language Centre
The community of Skidegate and Masset
Randy Pryce with Haida Fishing Charters
Virginia (Sally) Wilson