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Issue: 2018-10-17, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I won’t saw wood. I won’t go snowshoeing. I won’t go skiing. I won’t go running. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-10-03, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

‘Cause I can use my bass fiddle for a canoe. ‘Cause I can use my fiddle for a paddle. ‘Cause I can use my fiddle strings for snares. ‘Cause I can use my fiddle bow for a cane. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-09-05, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

‘Cause I’ll save the psychiatrist. ‘Cause I’ll save the psychologist. ‘Cause I’ll save the professor. ‘Cause I’ll save the counselor. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-07-25, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I like to see animals on all fours And I see their tracks outdoors. When I see animal tracks I know they’re lookin’ for snacks. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-07-18, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Sometimes I can’t think And I can’t write in ink. When my mind is not bright I have nothing to write. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-07-04, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

’Cause I remembered William Chitze (Fort McPherson). ’Cause I remembered Belle Herbert (Chalkyitsik). ’Cause I remembered Rev. James & Sarah Simon (Fort McPherson). ’Cause I remembered S/CST Thomas NJootli (Aklavik). more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-06-13, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

They won’t detect dry fish. They won’t detect duck soup. They won’t detect boiled muskrat. They won’t detect pemmican. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-06-06, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Our ancestors made fish hooks. Our ancestors made fur boots. Our ancestors made paddles. Our ancestors made fur parkas. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-05-16, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

And on his farm he had a caribou. And on his farm he had a moose. And on his farm he had a rabbit. And on his farm he had a ptarmigan. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-05-09, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Chiitaii drin díinzhít – It’s a long day Chiitaii drin goo’aii – It is light outside Chiitaii yahkèe – It is dawn Et’ee sreendit nigwìizhit – It is spring time more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-04-25, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I always bring my tent. I always bring my wood stove. I always bring my axe. I always bring my knife. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Nadine Peters

A Sea Shell ... by Victoria aged 7 [almost 8] more

Readers Submissions

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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: 2018-03-28, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

We don’t pack water anymore. We don’t vote with our hands anymore. They don’t sign their names with an “X” anymore. We don’t buy from the Trading Post anymore. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-03-14, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

We buy tea and coffee. We buy flour and sugar. We buy rice and oats. We buy beans and bacon. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-02-14, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I always bring my piano. I always bring my TV. I always bring my computer. I always bring my microwave. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-01-31, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Ke’ehdài’ Goginjik. Words of Yesterday. Juk drin gatr’igiikhii. Spoken today. more

Old Crow

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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: 2017-12-20, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I finally found the words to say How long did you intend to stay. I know I’ve wondered now and then How close your love was to the end. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the early 1970s my brother was killed shortly before Christmas by a drunken driver. He left behind four children, one of whom was a police officer in the city they lived in, back in Ontario. I sat down and wrote the following poem. It was... more

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