An Unbroken Line: Haida Art and Culture

To Speak with a Golden Voice Speakers Series is co-presented by the Bill Reid Gallery and the Department of Indigenous Studies at SFU and is proudly supported by the Bill Reid Centre at SFU and SFU Public Square.

Nika Collison, Executive Director / Curator of the Haida Gwaii Museum, author, scholar and granddaughter of Bill Reid; and Gwaai Edenshaw, artist, filmmaker, and co-curator of To Speak With A Golden Voice exhibition, will offer personal reflections on Bill Reid, his art and his legacy.

This presentation will be online. Pre-registration is required. The discussion will also be recorded and archived on our website for later viewing.

Jisgang Nika Collison is Executive Director and Curator at the Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay. She is of the Ts'aahl Eagle Clan. She is a singer, drummer, and weaver, and has been working in her community for a number of years on Haida language, dance, and repatriation projects.

Jeweler and pole carver Gwaai Edenshaw is a founding member of K’aalts’idaa K’aa Storytelling Society and a scholar of Haida culture. He was Bill Reid’s last apprentice. Gwaai’s most recent collaborative work is SGaaway K’uuna, the award-winning feature length film set entirely in the Haida language.


Tuesday, December 08, 2020

3:00 PM


Online event

A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.


Accessibility, Technology & Privacy


Closed captioning will be available at this event.

If you have any questions about accessibility for this event, please contact

Registration and password

A password to access this event will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceeding the event.

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others we ask that:

  • You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.