Moosehide Gathering

Moosehide – shining a light across the North

The 2018 Moosehide Gathering in Dawson City was, once again, a smashing success. The local Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in relocated to Moosehide, two miles north of Dawson City on the Yukon River, during the gold rush of 1898, to escape the insanity of thirty-thousand lousy, drunken gold-hungry stampeders. It is a refuge for Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, and the …

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A Celebration of Tradition and Culture

From July 28 to 31 the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation will welcome everyone to their traditional territory. The First Nation is hosting the 13th biennial Moosehide Gathering, taking place at Moosehide Village, which is located 3 km downriver from Dawson City by boat, or 4.5 km by forest trail. Entry and camping is free. During …

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Imagine Success …

Imagine that this is a story about you and a poem – 25 delicious lines about gathering pancake berries at Moosehide that you submitted to the 2009 Yukon Young Authors Contest. On the strength of your writing, Robert Service School sent you to the two-day Young Authors Conference at F.H. Collins starting April 30. Too …

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Feeding Bodies, Hearts and Minds

Just had a call from the folks at the Community Gospel Hall to tell us that there were 90 people at this week’s edition of the transients/summer workers/summerdoughs’ Tuesday night dinner. That’s sharply up from the 55 to 60 that St. Paul’s Anglican played host to last week and still more than the group St. …

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A Gathering of Nations

Moosehide Gathering organizer Allison and her sister Shauna Kormendy laugh to think of the length of time the gathering has been happening. “A long time,” they say. As a young girl their great-grandmother travelled from the Northwest Territories to attend the predecessor to the Moosehide Gathering—an annual potlatch at which First Nations groups from all …

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Mixing a Modern Powwow

Until recently, First Nations drum beats and chants have been relegated to the rural aboriginal landscape. Powwow music, while remaining extremely important to First Nations people, could never have been considered in any way, edgy or modern. A group of DJs from Ontario has been doing its best to change that for good. A Tribe …

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