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Teslin Tlingit Council's 2015 Hà Kus Teyea Celebration

Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Teslin Tlingit Council

The biannual Haa Ḵusteeyí Celebration and community gathering in Teslin this month presents a unique opportunity for Yukoners of all backgrounds to connect with the Tlingit community. “Everyone is welcome. We want everybody here. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Teslin

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Liz Beddall

Falen Johnson doesn’t hold back when it comes to Gwaandak Theatre. “I love Gwaandak,” the Six Nations writer says straight out. “It’s a place where you know you’re immediately welcomed as an Indigenous playwright.” Johnson’s play Two Indians is... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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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 1 Comments

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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: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

It was the promise of bannock that first lured Melaina Sheldon into the orbit of Gwaandak Theatre in 2010. The Teslin-born actor, writer and arts administrator had just returned to the Yukon after studying and working in British Columbia. That's... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Chris Healey

Audience members with program “maps” in hand will be guided through the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre for a unique performance adventure from Gwaandak Theatre, showcasing the spectacular riverfront and Yukon stories about who we are and where we... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTOS: Courtesy of Gwaandak Theare

Gwaandak Theatre is known for producing high quality, thought provoking and original productions. A large portion of its mandate is to help cultivate Aboriginal and Northern artists gain professional experience and exposure on stages close and far... more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

This week shaped up to be a culturally ambitious one in Dawson City. The centerpiece of the week has been the Myth and Medium conference organized by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Heritage Department and focusing on the performing arts. It’s not too... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Gwaandak Theatre

On Nov. 19 Yukoners can grab a drink and a snack at the Yukon Transportation Museum and hunker down for a favourite Yukon pastime: telling stories of backwoods adventures. The event, called Tales of the Trails, will feature Yukon storytellers... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-07-23

Teslin is a Tlingit village that has accommodated change with beauty, culture and strength. This weekend, it’s the go-to destination for the Tlingit Hà Kus Teyea Celebration. As well as a giant family reunion, with coastal connections to Juneau... more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Teslin

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Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Marjolène Gauthier doesn’t accept the idea that the territory’s small population means arts organizers don’t need to improve how they serve their customers. “What I really hate to hear is, ‘Oh, we’ve been doing that forever. more

May 21, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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July 31, 2014

When Patti Flather left Vancouver for the Yukon, she had no thoughts of becoming a playwright, let alone co-founder and artistic director of a busy theatre company. more

Jul 31, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People

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June 2014

A play reading uses character and voice to tell a story. It’s not a full production with a set, costumes, and lighting. It exposes actors and plays, and gives the community a chance to see the play come to life. more

Jun 26, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

International Women's Day is Saturday, March 8, it's a day to pause and consider women's health, dreams, and safety — worldwide, and in Canada. It's a perfect time to see The Hours that Remain, a play by Ontario Métis artist Keith Barker. The play... more

Mar 6, 2014 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

If you are susceptible to the perception that we are a country of people who play it safe; Colleen Murphy is the kind of person who reminds us that Canadian's can be cool. Her life is anything but normal and she's artistic to boot. She has created f more

Sep 18, 2013 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Adäka (pronounced Aw-daw-kah) means "coming into the light" in the Southern Tutchone language and each year this festival continues to expand, like the sun rising on a new day, spreading its light further across the land. more

Jun 20, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

The discovery of long-buried human remains in Dawson City two years ago shone a public spotlight on a little-known chapter in Yukon history. The four bodies unearthed at the site of a former Northwest Mounted Police palisade turned out to be ... more

Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Kenneth T. Williams had never heard of his distant cousin, Lillian Dyck, until 1999, when he was asked to suggest names of suitable Saskatchewan candidates for the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation's Lifetime Achievement award ... more

Apr 28, 2011 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

​With both the Nakai and Moving Parts theatres scaling back on productions for a season of development, Eric Epstein sees the role of the Guild Society as all that more important. "We are certainly the ones to look at classic repertoire and contempo more

Sep 17, 2009 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

This past week, Robin Sokoloski, from Playwrights Guild of Canada, was up for a one-day whirlwind of a visit to post nine of these green signs and wrap up a project that has been ongoing since early February. more

Jun 11, 2009 12:00 AM , , Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Chris Healey

Audience members with program “maps” in hand will be guided through the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre for a unique performance adventure from Gwaandak Theatre, showcasing the spectacular riverfront and Yukon stories about who we are and where we... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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