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First Nation

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Pixabay

It was 1978 and I was on a medevac from Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit) to Montreal with a premature baby in a transport incubator. We were flying on a Nordair scheduled flight as was normal in those days. Sadly, it was also normal for there to be... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Simon Ager

On May 18, the Indigenous Music Awards will return to Winnipeg with awards in 19 categories that honour music that has been created by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Turtle Island. The awards are a part of the Manito Ahbee Festival... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-04-18, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

At the caribou calving grounds There’s only wildlife sounds. The water is clear an’ clean And the land is so pristine. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-04-11, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

Jidii Zraii – Black Jidii Dagaii - White Jidii Ditsik - Red Jidii Vee - Grey more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-04-04, Image: courtesy of First Light Image Festival

It’s springtime in the Yukon and our days are getting longer, Yukoners are preparing for the summer season and imagining new ways to tackle and explore our beautiful territory. According to Executive Director Matt Jacques, the First Light Image... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Kyra Shaughnessy

Multilingual Quebec musicians Andrée Levesque-Sioui and Kyra Shaughnessy are in the Yukon this month for a series of workshops with high-school students. The workshops are aimed at promoting bilingualism in the Yukon and are conducted in French... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

There’s a furry addition to Team Yukon’s uniforms as they march into the opening ceremony of the Arctic Winter Games in the Northwest Territories on March 18. Athletes will sport fur pom-poms made from wolf pelts harvested in the Haines Junction... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The Skookum Jim Folklore Show has become an annual tradition that celebrates First Nation traditions, community and culture. The first Folklore Show was organized by the late Doris McLean, an elder and former chief of the Carcross/Tagish First... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

February 19 to 22 will see the latest edition of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage Department’s bi-annual Myth and Medium week. In the past, these cultural weeks have focussed on stories and drama, but Traditional Knowledge Specialist Jody Beaumont... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) will host the Gathering of Youth-Family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Kick Off Event on February 17 to 18. more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

The 2018 Available Light Film Festival (ALFF) features a strong Indigenous presence in this year’s films – and in the audience, with more than 40 guests attending from Outside. The weeklong event is put together by the Yukon Film Society and will... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2018-01-17, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Aklavik adopted Albert Frost Inuvik adopted Winston Moses Ross River adopted Henry Nukon Fort Yukon adopted Diane Jonas more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Diane Strand, director of community wellness at the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, was working as a Heritage Resource Officer with CAFN during the project. She said that the physical body of an Indigenous ancestor is a powerful confirmation... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum

Eighteen years ago three sheep hunters named Bill Hanlon, Warren Ward and Mike Roche happened upon the body of a young Indigenous man while crossing a glacier in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park on Champagne and Aishihik First Nations traditional territory... more

Haines Junction

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Just because their album is being released on November 24 doesn’t mean it’s finished. That’s what Daniel Ashley said over the phone from Montreal earlier this month, where he and his recording partners, the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers (DKD) were touring... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Hoefs family collection

Yukon’s history – its time scale and events – is different from any other Canadian jurisdiction. The northern portion of the Territory was part of Beringia, an ice-free area that extended from the Yukon and Alaska across the Bering Land-bridge... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Courtesy of From the North

We deserve a pat on the back. That’s part of the point of From the North says Kim Winnicky, executive producer of the arts performance and show, a Canada 150 project being produced by Music Yukon. “We (in the territories) don’t often get a chance... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Kay Linley

On a hot day in Dawson City this August, I had the opportunity to speak with the four artists of Weaving Voices: Bo Yeung, Chris Clarke, Jackie Olson and Sue Parsons. We sat in the shade of their intricately woven willow structure located outside... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Michelle Joy Carmichael

I can still smell the smoked fish on my jean jacket and I smile. It means I have been home to the Northwest Territories. At the end of August, I went home to my family’s fish camp. August is when the Arctic char (also known as Dolly Varden... more

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Every few years the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon brings either its spring or fall conference to Dawson City. TIA Yukon Executive Director Blake Rogers says that it makes even more sense than usual this year. “This year is a special... more

Dawson City