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Teslin Tlingit First Nation

Hitching a Ride

Growing up, Kathy Jessup was always “the yakky little sister.”In Fort Nelson, where she was raised, she’s still known as “Kathy who likes to talk.” Her family still teases her about finding a way to turn her gift for gab into a...

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Arts, Culture and Creation

“Artists show the world unseen,” says Tahltan First Nation artist Rhoda Merkel. “Teachers show students a better form of themselves.”Merkel, who was raised in Whitehorse but lives in Atlin, combines both talents in her newest...

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A Big Night in a Small Town

The Teslin Arena is going to be rocking on June 25.Canadian country acts Aaron Pritchett, Cory Marquardt and Roger Gabriel are coming to town to put on a country music show. It benefit the Teslin Minor Hockey Association and the...

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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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Water under Moss

My favourite childhood memories are when Mom would take us to Fish Lake, just a few miles out of Whitehorse. We spent our summers there along with several other families during the 1950s.Though the summers at Fish Lake were my...

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