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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO Rick Massie Photography

In the fall of 1975 when Joe Jack was around 24 years old he and a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to start a First Nations hockey team that would include people from all the communities in the Yukon. He and his friends were avid... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Mary Holozubiec

Back in the day, when a team of dogs came into a camp or trading post, you would hear them coming. Just outside the camp, people would put belled and beaded blankets on their dogs. They would make a beautiful announcement of the team’s arrival... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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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: 2015-11-12 Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I CAN STILL SNOWSHOE. I CAN STILL RUN. I CAN STILL BIKE. more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Robert Postma

Climate change in the North makes many changes to the growth of our plants, and confuses our animals with more wind, rain and fog. It also affects the river levels. They are constantly rising and dropping, resulting in fishnets needing to be taken... more

Nov 5, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

SOME PEOPLE ARE QUIET AN’ THEY WON’T CAUSE A RIOT. THEY JUST LIKE TO BE ALONE AN’ THEY DON’T LIKE A PHONE. QUIET PEOPLE ARE WISE AND THAT’S NO SURPRISE. more

Jun 4, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow

There was a time when Barbara McInerney says she wouldn’t sit in the same room with Whitehorse RCMP officers. She’s the executive director of Kaushee’s Place and Betty’s Haven — two women’s shelters in Whitehorse — and she says communication... more

May 28, 2015 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Eileen Peter

On March 8, 2015, a team of 18 Northern Tutchone elders and heritage staff from the Nacho Nyak Dun, Selkirk, and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nations embarked on a trip across the country in search of their heritage. more

Apr 16, 2015 12:00 AM Carmacks

Many times my husband, Joseph, and another person would cut firewood for home. When the river water comes up, a raft is quickly made, and slowly driven. The boat goes down to Old Crow. more

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

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June 2014

As an Elder, I learned from my past Elders; as a Gwitchin, I live along with the season. Porcupine Caribou is our main source of food more

Jun 26, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

The events of the day have left me a bit nostalgic for the classroom. I spent about half the morning at the Robert Service School in Dawson City participating in an event titled "Acknowledging the Past. Celebrating the Present. Moving Forward in Unit more

May 9, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Education

I was lucky to have coffee with Van Bibber one morning in January when he was in Whitehorse. His list of errands included picking up his cowboy boots, which he had polished for his upcoming trip to Saskatoon to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award fro more

Feb 7, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon People

I see through the eyes of an elder Not through the helmet of a welder. If you see through an elders eyes This is how you will become wise. Elders talk English that's not right So that's how I try to write. more

Nov 17, 2011 12:00 AM Old Crow

On Canada Day, an Elder will pray. Our Gwichin Nation, put on a celebration. O Canada we sing loud, more

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM Old Crow

Their names are Didee an' Didoo, Grandpa an' Grandma for me an' you. Their pipes they're always smokin', and their English is broken. more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM Old Crow

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