issue: 2015-01-22

“When the inner child speaks out”

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Didee & Didoo: Poem: “Nomadic Life”

Didee & Didoo: Nomadic Life They followed the caribou herds an’ they hunted migratory birds. Gwichins moved all over the place or hunger they would face. Everyone followed the caribou tracks but they stayed away from wolf packs. Hunters made tools from bone an’ they made axe from stone. Clothes were made from caribou leather …

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(S)hiver Festival

A brand new event will be taking place in Dawson City on Saturday, January 24. The (s)hiver festival promises a night of art, light, and creativity in response to the dark cold of a northern winter. Originally from Vancouver, festival organizers Blair Douglas and Carly Woolner arrived in Dawson last summer. Both are artists; Douglas …

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Living with Wildlife: Constance Hurtig

I really enjoy watching and photographing the Bohemian waxwing. I think it’s such a pretty bird. I spotted these in a tree in my backyard and wasted no time grabbing my camera and heading outside. My camera is a Canon 5D Mark III.

Ice Fishing Equipment

Ice fishing is a cold weather activity and your hands are involved in every operation, including cutting holes, setting up equipment, and hopefully handling fish. High quality gloves, mitts, and hand warmers are essential to keep at it for any length of time. Long before power or even hand-powered augers were available, holes for winter …

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Music Survival Camp 2.0

Building on last year’s boot camp for musicians, this month Music Yukon is offering its two- part Music Survival Camp 2.0, focusing on entrepreneurial and artistic development. The boot camp begins with a showcase on Friday, January 23, followed by a two-day intensive workshop, called the Artist Entrepreneur Boot Camp, offered by Coalition Music, one …

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Imagination and pain on display in Newfoundland yarn

Joel Thomas Hynes’s blackly tinted, yet poignantly observant perspective, brings you his best film yet. Cast No Shadow, playing at the Yukon Arts Centre on February 10, is a beautifully filmed narrative about the most terrifying demon of all: the one within. Set in the ever-shadowy outport Newfoundland, a world of dilapidated musty kitchens and …

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The Story of a Voice

The two songs Tristan Whiston sang constantly during his transformation from a female into a male were, “Water is Wide” and “I am Sailing”. Both are about the ocean. Whiston recorded the changing quality of his voice during his gender change. He had been a soprano singer; he had been training his voice since he …

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