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Elder

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Issue: 2019-06-19, Klondike Lost Photography (Jonny Wilkie)

Hello Everybody We invite you to share your photos of Yukon life. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on to editor@WhatsUpYukon.com. Read more

Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2019-05-29, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

You have to run. You have to snowshoe. You have to canoe. You have to speed walk. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

I turned 70 this past summer. I’ve been pondering, How did I get there so soon? So what’s your stereotype of a 70-year-old “lady”? Grey hair? Yep, that’s me, and I earned every one! Wrinkles and brown splotches? Yes, plenty! A cane? Actually... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

The 2018 Moosehide Gathering in Dawson City was, once again, a smashing success. The local Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in relocated to Moosehide, two miles north of Dawson City on the Yukon River, during the gold rush of 1898, to escape the insanity of... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO Rick Massie Photography

In the fall of 1975 when Joe Jack was around 24 years old he and a group of friends thought it would be a good idea to start a First Nations hockey team that would include people from all the communities in the Yukon. He and his friends were avid... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Mary Holozubiec

Back in the day, when a team of dogs came into a camp or trading post, you would hear them coming. Just outside the camp, people would put belled and beaded blankets on their dogs. They would make a beautiful announcement of the team’s arrival... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-10-12, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

FIRST TIME I HAD A COACH. FIRST TIME I RAN ON A TRACK. FIRST TIME I HAD A FIRST AID SATION. FIRST TIME I HAD OFFICIALS. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-11-12 Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I CAN STILL SNOWSHOE. I CAN STILL RUN. I CAN STILL BIKE. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Robert Postma

Climate change in the North makes many changes to the growth of our plants, and confuses our animals with more wind, rain and fog. It also affects the river levels. They are constantly rising and dropping, resulting in fishnets needing to be taken... Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

SOME PEOPLE ARE QUIET AN’ THEY WON’T CAUSE A RIOT. THEY JUST LIKE TO BE ALONE AN’ THEY DON’T LIKE A PHONE. QUIET PEOPLE ARE WISE AND THAT’S NO SURPRISE. Read more

Old Crow

There was a time when Barbara McInerney says she wouldn’t sit in the same room with Whitehorse RCMP officers. She’s the executive director of Kaushee’s Place and Betty’s Haven — two women’s shelters in Whitehorse — and she says communication... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2015-04-16 PHOTO: courtesy of Eileen Peter

On March 8, 2015, a team of 18 Northern Tutchone elders and heritage staff from the Nacho Nyak Dun, Selkirk, and Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nations embarked on a trip across the country in search of their heritage. Read more

Carmacks

Many times my husband, Joseph, and another person would cut firewood for home. When the river water comes up, a raft is quickly made, and slowly driven. The boat goes down to Old Crow. Read more

Old Crow

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June 2014

As an Elder, I learned from my past Elders; as a Gwitchin, I live along with the season. Porcupine Caribou is our main source of food Read more

Old Crow

The events of the day have left me a bit nostalgic for the classroom. I spent about half the morning at the Robert Service School in Dawson City participating in an event titled "Acknowledging the Past. Celebrating the Present. Moving Forward in Unit Read more

Yukon Education

I was lucky to have coffee with Van Bibber one morning in January when he was in Whitehorse. His list of errands included picking up his cowboy boots, which he had polished for his upcoming trip to Saskatoon to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award fro Read more

Yukon People

I see through the eyes of an elder Not through the helmet of a welder. If you see through an elders eyes This is how you will become wise. Elders talk English that's not right So that's how I try to write. Read more

Old Crow

On Canada Day, an Elder will pray. Our Gwichin Nation, put on a celebration. O Canada we sing loud, Read more

Old Crow

Their names are Didee an' Didoo, Grandpa an' Grandma for me an' you. Their pipes they're always smokin', and their English is broken. Read more

Old Crow