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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

Just for the heck of it, let’s take a look at three English words that, on the surface of things, appear to have a lot in common. Before we start, I want to mention once again my amazement that anyone can actually understand the English language... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-09-27, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Let’s All Learn Gwich’in With Allan Benjamin from Old Crow Gwich’in Expressions: Gwich’in Ginjik Native Language more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Old Crow

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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: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

“Exploring the Frontiers of Language” will be the theme of this year’s edition of the North Words Writers Symposium, which will be held in Skagway from May 31 to June 3. This is the eighth annual symposium since the event’s inception... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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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: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Pixabay

Recently, I was meandering through my trusty Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (shorter, as in not quite as gargantuan as the Encyclopaedia Britannica). This is a habit I acquired in my youth, but indulge less frequently these days, usually when... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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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: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Paul Rath

In our exploration of colourful collective nouns used to describe groups of animals, we have learned that many of these terms have come to us from the Late Middle Ages, more than 500 years ago. Some of these quaint words were collected in the Book... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

In my last article, we learned that many collective nouns originated in the Late Middle Ages, and were recorded in The Book of Saint Albans. Collective nouns are the words used to describe groups of things. We refer to a flight of stairs without... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Elke Reinauer

My African friends think that Yukoners are cannibals. When I told them the story about the Sourtoe Cocktail I expected the usual reaction: laughter and amusement. But instead I got wide-open eyes and mouths asking me: “You did this?” they asked me... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: by Paul Rath

Swans, hummingbirds and penguins, for example, have more than wings and feathers in common. They each have a collective noun, too. Here is a rudimentary grammar lesson: nouns are the names of people, places or things: toddler, island or bird... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-10-19

Welcome to What's Up Yukon’s first mad libs. With winter on the horizon, it's time to renew our love of games, puzzles and fun things to do with friends and family. So, here's one to get the juices flowing. more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-10-06

Young Alex DeLarge and his gang of droogs aren’t choosy about whose lives they wreak mindless havoc on. From the down-at-the-heels to the well-heeled, the young thugs attack indiscriminately, mercilessly and irrationally. more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Rick Massie

“Dänch'á Éh ma,” I begin the conversation with my mother in a standard Southern Tutchone greeting, uncertain and nervous about my speaking abilities. “Éyigē shrō kwäthän,” she replies. “My feelings are very good.” We are closing a generational... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-06-02, ILLUSTRATION: kozzi.com

Hvernig segir maður, “I'm completely lost” á íslensku? What's that, you say? Icelandic is one of the most difficult languages to learn? On second thought, perhaps I'll just fall back on the old standard; hand gestures and a confused, perpetually... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-05-28 Photo: Dan Davidson

By the time you read this I’ll be “Exploring the Frontiers of Language” in Skagway, attending this year’s edition of the North Words Writers Symposium. I’ve been at most of these gatherings since the first one in 2010 and have found the trip a... more

May 28, 2015 12:00 AM Alaska

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

On February 16 I picked up my roommate, Taylor Tiefenbach, from the Erik Nielsen International Airport. His flight was due to arrive at 3:05 p.m. and I was running late. Given this, I decided to park right in front of the terminal... more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Education 4 Comments

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Issue: 2015-03-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Rendez-vous de la Francaphonie

You can keep your fishnets and feathers stored for this Rendez-vous. But you don’t have to. If you can't help but whip them out for an encore, who is to judge? Les Rendez-Vous de la Francophonie is a two-week celebration of the French language more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle