Kung Jaadee

Haida Stories 

Author and storyteller Kung Jaadee shares famous Haida legends about Raven (Yaahl), the creator of the world, and their universal teachings. Enjoy the stories of “Raven Brings the Water,” Raven’s Brings the Light” and “Raven’s Feast.” She also shares some traditional Raven songs while using her drum, teaches some basic words in X̱aad Kil (Haida language), and shows her traditional regalia. A post-show Q & A includes a discussion about Haida culture, traditions, and history.

“Raven causes magic…[Kung Jaadee’s] compelling delivery keeps her audience enraptured with these magical tales…a wonderful show, and perfect for two-leggeds of all ages.” —TheatreInLondon.ca

Booking Details
School In-Person Performance Fee: $975
Audience Size: 300
School Virtual Performance Fee: $700 + HST
Audience Size: 500
Virtual format: fully live
Grades: K - 12
Language: English
Availability: 24/25 dates TBA, virtually by request
Curriculum Connections
Indigenous Education
Cross-Curricular Connections
Equity & Inclusion
Experiential Learning
Teacher Resources
Study Guide
Tech requirements: one microphone with a stand and a chair
About Kung Jaadee
Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) is a professional storyteller, educator and published author belonging to the X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations. Her Haida name, Kung Jaadee, means ‘Moon Woman’ and was presented to her at her great uncle’s memorial feast by her cousin Crystal Robinson. Over the past 28 years, Kung Jaadee has performed traditional Haida legends, while also sharing vivid personal stories about her clan’s survival of the smallpox epidemic, and the history and culture of her people. She is the author of the popular children’s books, Raven’s Feast and Gifts from Raven, as well as curriculum textbooks, Haida Nation: Indigenous Communities in Canada and We Are Home. While living in Haida Gwaii, she taught X̱aad Kil, the Haida language while working with the Old Masset Village Council, at Chief Matthews School and the Haida Health Centre in Gaw Tlagee. Kung Jaadee holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta.