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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: courtesy of the Youth of Today Society

A mural festival in the Yukon will draw artists, youth, and the general public together to decorate some buildings in Whitehorse with a colourful palette. The 2-month long Yukon Heritage Mural Art Festival is kicking off on Saturday, and... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Amazon.ca

Rumbling with dark humour, real life and bewitching characters, Eden Robinson’s latest novel, Son of a Trickster, is a confident coming-of-age story with a beautifully rhythmic cadence. Set in Kitimat, British Columbia, which is the town adjacent... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Elias Vallevand

Teagyn Vallevand is an impressive young woman who pours her heart and soul into many different pockets of the Yukon. Vallevand is a member of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and her whole family has roots from the Whitehorse area. more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Marten Berkman

The first days in the creation of the play Map of the Land, Map of the Stars took place in the summer of 2015 along the banks of the Yukon River. A group of artists gathered with stories, images, objects, and songs – items that they were drawn to... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Tessa Macintosh Photography

Take the Gwich’in language challenge. It’s a challenge from Norman Snowshoe, the former Gwich’in Tribal Council vice president. He said, “If you learn one Gwich’in word a day, at the end of the year you’ve learned 365 Gwich’in words.” more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: May Stewart

Trekking around the vast wilderness behind my grandparents home, I remember my grandma taking me through the wilderness teaching me about traditional medicines. I loved learning what the medicines could be used for, when to use them, their... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Andra Hunter

“What would I say my style is? It depends on what project I'm working on… I liked to say 'contemporary aboriginal dancer' for a long time, but that's pretty broad – there are so many kinds of aboriginal dance and it's all different… If you were... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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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: 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: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

“Artists show the world unseen,” says Tahltan First Nation artist Rhoda Merkel. “Teachers show students a better form of themselves.” Merkel, who was raised in Whitehorse but lives in Atlin, combines both talents in her newest project, the Sam... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Rhoda Merkle

Students from Teslin Community School will gather on Tuesday, March 7 at the Teslin Heritage Centre and on the 7th at the Teslin School for a celebration of storytelling honouring local story-teller and public figure Sam Johnston. Students from... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Teslin

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Between the years of 1991 and 2011 my husband and I used to pack up our son and drive to a mountain summit a few times every winter. They were once our favourite places to be: those white wide-open expanses. An active community of winter lovers... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Amazon.com

“Maybe she didn’t cry because tears were a currency in her life for so long that holding them back meant she was richer.” Birdie is an experience. Here the written word weaves between oral and written history, dreamtime and shared reality... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

Photo Submitted By: David Johnny

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In early July, it was time to trail out the horses for the start of the hunting season in August. Gary Sam, Stanley Simon, Alec Johnny, and I were guides, and we trailed 16 horses out the road from Mayo to Mayo Lake with the outfitter, one dog, and more

Jan 20, 2017 11:27 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: David Hou

The Pivot Theatre Festival - Nakai Theatre's annual performance showcase - begins a seven-night run this weekend in multiple Whitehorse venues. In addition to smaller-scale offerings such as a theatrical pub walk, an evening of spoken word... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: YFNCT/Fritz Mueller

The Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association is looking for artists, artisans, musicians and performers from the Yukon and abroad to be part of the seventh annual Adäka Cultural Festival, which takes place at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Kim Melton

If viewed on their own, the Hazards Maps produced by the Northern Climate ExChange might look like something inspired by a cartoon – which the project coordinator Dr. Bronwyn Benkert informs me is indeed the case. Coloured in with traffic light... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In just about two-and-a-half months the nomination dossier for the Tr’ondëk/Klondike World Heritage Site will be sent to Paris, France, to UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. It will be evaluated by the International Council on Monuments and Sites... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

When I first heard Bob Hayes had written a novel set 14,000 years ago that fictionally chronicles the arrival of the first humans to inhabit what is now known as the Yukon Territory, I knew immediately it would be physically accurate like a Louis... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Jessica Simon

To talk to her, you wouldn’t think the quiet needleworker Karen Nicloux was once in the upper echelons of our local drug circuit. Her journey from maximum segregation at Whitehorse Correctional Centre to sobriety is an intricate tapestry. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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