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Sharon Shorty

Three Days of Dance

World travel has its place, but Sharon Shorty says a lot of Yukoners need to get out and take a trip into their own territory.And, she says, if you want to start with Haines Junction, The Da Kų Nän Ts’etthet Dance Festival...

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Telling stories

Sharon Shorty and I first met back in 2005 when I worked at the Yukon College Library with her awesome husband, Derek Yap. Sharon was born and raised in Whitehorse and is a member of the Teslin Tlingit First Nation. She is a...

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A Host Mom’s Story

The city bus stops right in front of our home in the Whitehorse. I still watch every day for “my boys” to get off and come home, even though they’ve been gone for weeks.I was privileged to be a host mom for the Canada World...

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Sharing the Tlingit culture

TESLINMany years ago, when another winter was survived and summer allowed for easier travel, the Inland and Coastal Tlingit people would gather.Members of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation would walk from the Atlin area to the...

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Telling Tales

As he wraps up teaching a kids’ drama class, the Family Literacy Centre’s Brendan Wiklund switches gears to talk about Tales to be Told, a storytelling circle for elders and adults over 55, which will launch Tuesday,...

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