Council of Yukon First Nations

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Tales of Nahganne

For as long as humans have been in the Yukon, they have shared this vast land not only with various animals but also with…

Someone to Talk To

Hailey Hechtman volunteered for a distress and support line in Ontario for five years. She wanted to keep volunteering for a support-phone organization when she moved to Whitehorse in 2013, but there wasn’t one. So she created the Yukon Support and Distress line. Through her role at the Second Opinion Society, Hechtman approached organizations like …

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A Question of Sustainability

A past, present and future look into environmental issues affecting Yukon waters The Yukon is known for its sparkling rivers and clear lakes; however, this has not always been the case. Pollution and the effects of global warming have taken a toll on Yukon waters. It’s only been in the last decade that preventative measures …

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Tiny Homes for Big Change

It’s no secret that Yukon communities feel pinched when it comes to housing, employment,  and capacity. Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) has an innovative program to address all three at once Between now and the end of May, 16 CTFN members will be counting hours towards their carpentry apprenticeships while building what are called tiny houses, …

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The Art of Reclamation

Amber Walker’s fourth solo exhibition bears the title Reclamation—a word that has several meanings for the 27-year-old Whitehorse artist. In part, Walker says, it is about reclaiming the Aztec side of her heritage, something she knew nothing about as a child. “I’d always ask, ‘Why am I so dark?’ and my Mom would say, ‘Well, …

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