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Kwanlin Dun First Nation

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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: 2017-05-03, 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: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Terrence Cory Shorty

This is the story of a carpenter. If you did not see the accompanying photo, you can be excused for imagining it is about a man because, with a few exceptions, this trade is dominated by men. Katelyn Dawson is one of those exceptions, and she is al more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTOS: Christie Goodwin

When Jolie Angelina McNabb was buried 16 years ago, Kwanlin Dün elders gave her the name, Blue Feather Eagle Woman. The Bluefeather Music Festival started in 2010 as a tribute concert to Jolie, who committed suicide. She had a dream, that she... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Claire Caldwell

Toronto-based poet Claire Caldwell’s role as writer-in-residence at the Berton House in Dawson City ends this month. Caldwell is no stranger to the Yukon. She lived in Whitehorse from ages three to nine. These years had a deep impact on Caldwell... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Clayton Windatt

Our community will soon welcome an expected 100+ Indigenous curators, artists, and academics participating in the first northern gathering of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. The collective is a national service organization of Indigenous... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Ingrid Isaac

Did you grow up or work in Tungsten, in the Northwest Territories? If so, you’re invited to a party and might not even know it. Expats from this now defunct mine and community are putting together a reunion June 24 to 28 at Mount Robson Provincial... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“It requires a lot of discipline to stay on the trail – not just the ski trail,” says Gary Bailie, “but the trail of life.” Skiing is definitely a way of life for Bailie, who has been running and coaching the Whitehorse-based youth cross country... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO Ty Heffner, Matrix Research

The Kwanlin Dün First Nation recorded elders’ stories in 1993. This turned into about seven boxes of transcripts, which sat in an office. Elders gathered several more times, and their stories of camp locations and trail locations were again... more

Apr 2, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon History

"Miles Canyon is a special place," says Heidi Hehn, one of the local artists who will be participating in Inspired by the Canyon: Multi-media Interpretations of History and Place, a free event this weekend. "It has a unique feel about it, an more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

Terry Mosdale wants to see the sport of lacrosse take root and grow in the Yukon. The learning facilitator and officiating clinician with the Canadian Lacrosse Association was in Whitehorse a couple of weekends ago to train a group of new Yukon... more

Jun 21, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

As manager of the $25 million construction project, Bailie knows every inch of the 40,000 square-foot waterfront complex, built to resemble the cluster of buildings typical of many First Nation villages. more

Jun 14, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

If watching The Hunger Games made you wish you could take up a bow and arrow, then the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle has some very good news for you. Last month, the Sport Circle brought in the top instructor from the British Columbia Archery... more

May 3, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

Along with restoring the First Nations' centre of learning to its traditional location, the new library in the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre realizes the vision of Yukon Public Libraries founder Bette Colyer: more

Dec 8, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

Jessica Yee doesn't mince her words. "As young people, our rights to our own bodies and spaces are fundamental to our own existence. They are our birthright," the 25-year-old activist declares. Yee speaks about seeing people her own age... more

Jul 28, 2011 12:00 AM Family and Health

With all it's going through, the world needs a hug. That's one of the messages underlying this year's Blue Feather Music Festival, which takes place November 5 and 6 at the Yukon Arts Centre. more

Nov 4, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music