Margaret Edgars

Haida Elder from Gaw (Old Masset )
Margaret Edgars was born in her home in Gaw (Old Masset) and was delivered by her grandmother, a traditional midwife. Margaret’s parents are Elizabeth and Victor Thompson and she has 5 children, 5 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren. She was raised harvesting food from the land. Margaret’s teachers around traditional food were Emily Thompson and Emily Abrahams, Ida Smith and Stephen Brown was her teacher for traditional medicine. Margaret has been an elder in the traditional food work on Haida Gwaii for the last 4 years and sits on the Haida Food committee