A scary monster that can take on human form, Yaanii K’uuka is a villanous woman who steals children who don’t behave and eats them.  This Haida story, adapted in stop motion animation in 2008, tells of a young girl’s abduction by Yaanii K’uuka because she doesn’t respect her food and doesn’t behave.

The story features voices from the community where it was made in Gaw, Old Massett, including elders Adelia Adams and Ts’inii Stephen Brown.  It was created through a collaboration between K’aalts’ida K’ah artists Jaalen and Gwaai Edenshaw, Xaad Kihl ga Suu and Ken Leslie.  A big Haw’aa to them and all those who helped make the production a success.