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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

There was a not-so-urban myth out there that you could see the Tintina Trench from the moon. That is not true, unless the person on the moon had a good telescope. You can see the Tintina Trench from space, though, from the International Space... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

For 22 years and going strong, LePage Park has become a hub for arts and culture during the summer months. The new season of Arts in the Park launches on May 22 with a free barbecue. It will be a family affair, as visual artist Jona Barr, who will... more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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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: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Owen Laukkanen

Owen Laukkanen is unabashedly a writer of commercial fiction, also known as “genre” fiction, having produced a novel every year since The Professionals came out (and was nominated for four major genre awards) in 2012. The Professionals was Book 1... more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In 1990, a number of organizations joined together to meld the Young Authors’ Conference and the National Book Festival into a farther reaching Yukon Writers’ Festival to highlight the Canadian literary arts in the Yukon. The current sponsors of... more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Iris Kris Krueger, Wochenspiegel

Ross River musician Dennis Shorty grew up in a musical family that spoke Kaska and performed at social events. Now he is sharing his love of the language through the musical duo he formed with his wife, Jennifer Froehling, is called Dena Zagi... 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... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Kim Melton

If viewed on their own, the Hazards Maps produced by the Northern Climate ExChange might look like something inspired by a cartoon – which the project coordinator Dr. Bronwyn Benkert informs me is indeed the case. Coloured in with traffic light... more

The Green Issues

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Clare Devenish

“They just don’t stop!” That’s the coordinator of the Yukon Cello Project, Nico Stephenson, describing the energy and enthusiasm his students bring to music class each day. “Whether that’s playing cellos, or playing outside, they just don’t stop.” more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: courtesy of Carolyn Vincent

I have been in the wilderness of the Mackenzie Mountains for six weeks, and have decided to begin a diary. It’s maybe not the right time to start one, but now that I’m not quite as busy and not nearly as tired at the end of the day, I’ll begin one... more

Ross River

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August 28, 2014

When Kaska master carver Dennis Shorty talks about his art, the conversation is more likely to focus on his respect for the materials he uses than on his finished products. more

Ross River

In some First Nations, two-spirited people are a common part of the history of their culture. Will Roscoe, for example, writes in the book The Zuni Man Woman (1991) that two-spirited people have been documented for centuries in over... more

Yukon Culture

On May 30 Dennis and I left a big flood behind in Ross River, and landed in Germany where many cities, towns and villages were also flooding. We are here on our annual trip to promote tourism, culture, and Yukon artists, more

Ross River

When Natasha Peter walks into the coffee shop, she's grinning with excitement. "We were just down the street looking at rifles," she says of her "trip to town" with her boyfriend. "I'm stoked to get my own .22." A 21-year-old who knows how to skin a more

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