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Permanent Residency

A Bumpy Road to Citizenship

November, 1972. California-born musician Mike Stockstill and two friends packed their instruments into the car and headed for Alaska.The car was a 1942 Dodge truck that had six months earlier been a chicken coop. Mike, a...

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An Accidental Alien

With the world’s longest undefended border it’s not difficult to become an accidental illegal alien, especially between the Yukon and Alaska.After all, the last time there was a serious passport control on the Chilkoot Trail was...

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Trying Something New

Ploytida Samanachangphunk had one sister living in Whitehorse before she immigrated to Canada. Now she has three sisters and an extended family here.Ploytida’s sister would return for family visits to their hometown of Nan, in...

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Interview at the Embassy

The status of one’s permanent residency quickly becomes the crux of conversation among the Yukon’s new Canadians.And it’s the crux of this column. No two people have the same story to tell. Not only are there various ways to...

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