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Allan Benjamin

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Didee & Didoo Columnist Allan Benjamin is a poet, a cartoonist, a fiddle player and a snow shoe racer from Old Crow, Yukon


Note: Didee & Didoo are Gwitchin for Grandma & Grandpa

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

HE WAKES UP AT FOUR AND HE’S OUT THE DOOR. HE’S UP BEFORE THE SUN AN’ HE GOES FOR A RUN. more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Edith Belanger

The fiddling tradition is alive and well in the Yukon thanks to the Fiddleheads, a group of young fiddlers ranging in age from seven to fourteen years old. The local youth fiddle club is teaming up with groups in Haines Junction and Dawson City to... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Sue Meikle

Looking for healthy-living inspiration? Turn your gaze from younger athletes and movie stars toward the golden generation - 55 might just be the new 20. Just ask the 97 Yukoners aged 55 to 91 who will be participating in the 2016 Canada 55+ Games... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-02-12 Photo: Allan Benjamin

We don’t have a store so we’re really poor. We can’t even shop ‘cause they came to a stop. We could even die because we can’t buy. We can’t eat money and that’s not funny. Even if we have cash it’s as good as trash. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow

Anyone who reads What’s up Yukon regularly will have come across the comic strip, Didee & Didoo. The comic was created by Old Crow resident, Allan Benjamin. It depicts a humourous take on the life of two Gwitchin elders. more

Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

Old Crow poet and cartoonist Allan Benjamin caught himself when he said he carries a pen and paper in his pocket 24 hours a day. "Actually, it's pencil. A pen freezes." Not something you want to happen out on the Flats when inspiration strikes. more

Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-09-20, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Gwich’in Expressions: Gwich’in Ginjik Native Language Dinjii zhuh ginjik jihtth’ak I understand Native language more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-09-13, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Gwich’in Ginjik ... Native Language Shigwitrit gwidal ... My Working Tools Aih shi’ii... I have snowshoes Dii k’ee shi’ii... I have a gun more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-09-06, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

Our long time “Didee and Didoo” cartoonist and poet Allan Benjamin from Old Crow is excited to introduce his new Shoo’ii and Sheek’aii cartoons and poems. These new characters will appear in Gwich’in and English. Whenever you see Shoo’ii and... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-05-31, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

DON’T DRINK. DON’T DO DRUGS. DON’T SMOKE. DON’T CHEW SNUFF. more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-05-17, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I HAVE TO HAVE THE BEST ORGANIC DIET. I HAVE TO HAVE THE BEST AND LIGHTEST EQUIPMENT. I HAVE TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE ON TRAINING METHODS. I HAVE TO HAVE A COACH. more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

HE WAKES UP AT FOUR AND HE’S OUT THE DOOR. HE’S UP BEFORE THE SUN AN’ HE GOES FOR A RUN. more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-03-22, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

WE ALL REMEMBERED BLOOMERS NOW THEY CALL US BABY BOOMERS. WE ALL USED TO BE NEW NOW WE’RE LIKE AN OLD SHOE. more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

MARTHA MOSES WAS MARRIED TO MOSES TIZYA. MARY RUFUS WAS MARRIED TO RUFUS NETRO. MARY PAUL WAS MARRIED TO PAUL BEN KASSI. MARY LAZARUS WAS MARRIED TO LAZARUS CHARLIE. more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-03-01, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

*EAT THIS RICE ALL MUDDY. WHY DON’T YOU THUCK OFF. THUCK YOU. DON’T THUCK AROUND. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-01-25, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

You can go dog mushing. You can go snow shoeing. You can go skiing. You can go skating. more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-12-21, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO ENGLAND BUT I’VE BEEN TO CARIBOU LOOKOUT. IHAVE NEVER BEEN TO FRANCE BUT I’VE BEEN TO RAMPART HOUSE. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-12-14, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I STILL HAVE MY WINGS. I STILL HAVE MY TAIL. I STILL HAVE MY CLAWS. I STILL HAVE MY FINS. more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-11-30, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I STILL HAVE MY WINGS. I STILL HAVE MY TAIL. I STILL HAVE MY CLAWS. I STILL HAVE MY FINS. more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-10-19, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

YOU CAN NAME HIM LAZARUS OR YOU CAN NAME HER SARAH. YOU CAN NAME HIM ABRAHAM OR YOU CAN NAME HER JEMIMA. more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-10-12, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

FIRST TIME I HAD A COACH. FIRST TIME I RAN ON A TRACK. FIRST TIME I HAD A FIRST AID SATION. FIRST TIME I HAD OFFICIALS. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-08-04, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

YOU’LL SEE LOTS OF CARIBOU. YOU’LL SEE LOTS OF MOOSE. YOU’LL SEE LOTS OF MARTEN. YOU’LL SEE LOTS OF SQUIRRELS. more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-07-28, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

WE DON’T KEEP TRACK OF TIME AN’ WE DON’T THINK IT’S A CRIME. OUR ALARM GOES ON AT EIGHT BUT WE LIKE TO BE LATE. more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-07-21, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I'M OVER THE HILL TO RUN UP THE HILL. I NEVER RAN IT BEFORE BUT I KNOW IT'S SORT. more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-07-14, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I Snowshoed at... ANCHORAGE – IDITASHOE FT YUKON – ICE KING CLASSIC DAWSON – AWG SNOWSHOE TRIALS more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-07-07, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

REGGIE LEACH – NHL HOCKEY PLAYER. GEORGE CHUVALO – PROFESSIONAL BOXER. CHIEF PETER MOSES – BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL. PIERRE TRUDEAU – PRIME MINISTER. more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Old Crow