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L'influence des connaissances traditionnelles autochtones


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Other Important Plants

Other plants important to Haida culture include: Yellow cedar, sgaalhaan , (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis.) Like Red Cedar, this tree provides valuable wood for carving smaller items, such as canoe paddles, masks, rattles, as well as bark for weaving, which is considered finer than Red cedar bark. The outer fibres of the Fireweed plant, tl'ellaal (Epilobium angustifolium) were formerly used to make fishing nets. Sitka Spruce, (Picea sitchensis) was used to make specialized fishhooks. The long, straight roots are the source of fibre for the fine spruce root weaving used for Haida hats and baskets.
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Learning Object Collection: Haida Forests: Trees Are Your Grandmothers
Learning Object: Haida Plants Used in Art and Technology
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