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The Next Act

Longtime Yukon teacher Mary Sloan and rapper Eminem have something in common. Theyboth got their careers started in Detroit’s notorious 8-Mile district.However, Sloan’s teaching environment from the beginning to the end could...

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Write from the Soul

What’s an English teacher to do once she retires: take a trip through the Northwest Passage?Ruth Armson did that, and wrote about it.Compile an autobiography, perhaps? She did that, too. “I’d been away from home since I was 15,...

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A Mothering Hen

When Kaska master carver Dennis Shorty talks about his art, the conversation is more likely to focus on his respect for the materials he uses than on his finished products. “When I pick up that piece of wood, that piece of wood...

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Acting Out Her Passion

Sometimes people stumble upon their passions accidentally; such is the case with Sophia Marnik.After studying to become a teacher at McGill University, she came North to the Yukon, in 1996, with an open-ended future in front of...

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