March 4 2020

What’s Up Yukon March 4, 2020 Issue

Japan in a nutshell

I had high hopes for Japan and my expectations were still blown out of the water. I don’t think I could be more in support of absolutely everyone making time to go explore this very special place.

Paddling in the Peel

In the early 1900s, when she was a teenager, Bobbi Rose Koe’s great-great-grandmother and her friend paddled a moose skin boat through the dangerous stretch of fast-flowing high water at Peel Canyon. More than 100 years later, Koe joined a group of five youth from First Nations in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories on an 18-day canoe trip. Along the way they passed through the treacherous Peel Canyon.

Love, loss and creation

You’re seated comfortably in the Yukon Arts Centre, absorbed in the live streaming of a multi-layered interpretation of a Gothic horror/sci-fi story you’ve known for years. The person on your right is following an all-female troupe of live performers who frantically discard wigs, costumes, and the occasional animated puppet, as they move on- and off-camera. Meanwhile, …

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Crossing your fingers is more than just child’s play

A promise made is a promise kept, as they say. However, as a child, promises that were made were not always kept. And sometimes, shamefully, promises were made with fingers crossed behind our backs, a move that rendered the promise null and void.

Grandma Clara Frost’s House & Real Bushwoman

Grandma Clara Frost’s House Grandma’s house was made of logs.  She never had electricity.  She used a gaslamp.  Grandma’s house had a cellar.  Grandma’s house was heated by wood.  She did laundry in a washtub. She baked with a wood cookstove.  Grandma had a sewing machine. She also had a meat grinder.  We always packed …

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A play on words

In January 2019, the United Nations (UN) declared 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages. This was meant to increase awareness and spur actions to promote and protect Indigenous languages around the world. According to the UN, an estimated 6,700 (or 40 per cent) of the world’s languages are in danger of disappearing. …

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Love your liver

How I learned to do it Why would I ask you to do such a thing? Because your liver rocks and, according to Anthony William, the author of the Medical Medium series, it has over 2,000 functions, many of which medicine hasn’t discovered yet. If you get your liver function tested by your doctor, you …

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Getting on the Wrench

[one_half] What motivated you to get into this trade? When I was in high school I joined a Skills Canada Yukon Skills club for hairstyling. After learning about the trade I was totally motivated to make hairstyling my full-time career. Was there someone who got you excited about this path? Erin Neufeld, who was my …

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