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Chief Isaac


Chief Isaac Best known for the courage and insight it took to foresee that Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in society was at risk during the gold rush years, Chief Isaac not only moved his people to safer ground, he also entrusted many of their traditional songs and dances - the stuff of their culture - to the Alaskan people for safe keeping.


Chief Isaac Sculpture can be viewed at the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre in Dawson City 

Doris Roberts hates to fly, but when it came time to go to Tanacross, Alaska, to retrieve the songs and stories that Chief Isaac had taken there for safe-keeping many decades earlier, she knew she had to do it. Read more

Dawson City

It is a well-known piece of Yukon history: when gold fever rolled through the Klondike area in the 1890s, Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in leader Chief Isaac made a bold decision that would change the fate of his people. Read more

Yukon Arts

The 10th Moosehide Gathering will take place at Moosehide (where else?) from July 29 to Aug. 1. Moosehide is located five kilometres downstream from Dawson City, and was the home of the Hän people for some 50 years. The village was established at t Read more

Dawson City