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Porcupine Caribou

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Hoefs family collection

Yukon’s history – its time scale and events – is different from any other Canadian jurisdiction. The northern portion of the Territory was part of Beringia, an ice-free area that extended from the Yukon and Alaska across the Bering Land-bridge... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Fritz Mueller

Take some time off work – that’s the only way you’ll be able to enjoy all the programming offered by the Adäka Cultural Festival this month. That’s the suggestion from Lynn Feasey, director of arts for Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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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: Sydney Oland

Caribou is one of my favorite Yukon treats, and if you happened to get one during hunting season (or have generous friends) then you’re going to find yourself with a bit of ground. These egg rolls make use of a bunch of tinned goods while still... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Murray Martin

With the hunting season upon us, it’s time for some special big game recipes. First of all, there is just about no part of a moose that you can’t eat and enjoy. What better to start with than Baked Moose Tongue. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2016-03-24, Photo: Nellie Dale

Well, that is not a 2016 clue, but one from a past Egg-stravaganza event at Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Lindsay Caskenette, Manager of Visitor Services, is busy getting ready for the 2016 Egg-stravaganza event, scheduled for Easter Monday, March 28, ... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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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: 2015-06-11 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

WINTER IS FINALLY GONE IT’S GREAT TO SEE A SWAN. IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN WE’LL SEE A BEAR. IT’S NICE TO SEE THE BIRDS AND THE CARIBOU HERDS. more

Jun 11, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow

Being Caribou kicks off Yukon Film Society’s (YFS) Kitchen Party on October 24 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The Kitchen Party is a month-long celebration of Canadian cinema and media art for YFS’s 30th anniversary. The film exemplifies the struggle more

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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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

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June 12

For anyone who finds themselves in Old Crow with time on their hands, I suggest strolling to The John Tizya Centre. It’s “downtown”, just off the banks of the Porcupine River. This quaint heritage center opened in 2008 after many years of planning, more

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Photo: Robert Postma

On May 7, 2014, the Porcupine River broke free of its icy tomb and started to flow again. Just about everyone in Old Crow had been talking about it. If you had nothing else to say to someone, rest assured you could talk about when the river was more

May 22, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

May 8 issue Elizabeth Kaye

Photo by Robert Postma

A visit with Gwich’in elder Elizabeth Kaye in Old Crow My daughter Emily and I are sitting in the home of Elizabeth (Liz) Kaye, enjoying the comfortable ambiance and the warmth only a large wood stove can deliver. more

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

At the cusp of fall, I sit wondering how the 2012 hunting season will play out for my family, friends and me after last year's adventures. On our 2011 caribou hunt we ended up sideways on a beaver damn wondering if we were going for a swim. During o more

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

Chicken-fried caribou steaks might just be the best thing I've eaten in a long time. I've played around with a lot of different recipes and styles over the years, and have always been happy with the results. But on one fine winter day, Itopped them more

Mar 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Several years ago up on the Blackstone I harvested my first caribou, a young male from the Porcupine herd. As my friend Jack Semple and I quartered the Wëdzey, we talked about the importance of using the entire animal. more

Dec 22, 2011 12:00 AM

Steak and Kidney Pie has been a Boxing Day tradition in my family. They go "Box" (shop) and I make the pies ... mmm ... more

Dec 24, 2009 12:00 AM

We must protect the calving grounds, so that oil rigs and pipelines are out of bounds. It's the cleanest place on Earth, where the caribou give birth. more

Nov 27, 2008 12:00 AM Old Crow