Issue: 2019-12-04, PHOTO: Dianne Homan

We’re all tellers of stories. Some are one-liners. Maybe you’re with your siblings, and one of you says, “remember the time Grandpa sneezed so hard his false teeth fell in the soup bowl” and you all laugh hysterically. Read more



Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

As a musician, you put yourself out there in the public and you have to be ready to appease your fans. That means answering questions after the show. The most common question I get is, “How long have you been playing?” Read more



Issue: 2019-09-18, PHOTO: Christoph Strässler on / CC BY-SAk

As I continue my conversations with Joe Copper Jack, I begin to understand that it is not just about the content, or events of the story, but what the story teaches. Traditional stories are the way to learn from the past. When we hear them... Read more

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTOS: Pixaba

I was fortunate enough to sit with Joe Jack, the grandson on Copper Chief, son of Billie Jack and Agnes Boss. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: YFNCT/Fritz Mueller

The Yukon First Nation Culture and Tourism Association is looking for artists, artisans, musicians and performers from the Yukon and abroad to be part of the seventh annual Adäka Cultural Festival, which takes place at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural... Read more

Yukon Culture


Issue: 2016-01-21, Photo: Lily Quan

Three of the country’s best storytellers will soon descend on Whitehorse for the Northern Lights Writers’ Conference. The conference features Terry Fallis, author of Best Laid Plans; Douglas Gibson, editor and publisher of luminaries such as Alice... Read more


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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: courtesy of Gwaandak Theatre

On Nov. 19 Yukoners can grab a drink and a snack at the Yukon Transportation Museum and hunker down for a favourite Yukon pastime: telling stories of backwoods adventures. The event, called Tales of the Trails, will feature Yukon storytellers... Read more

Theatre - Dance

In a world where imagination is the only contender and where the laws of physics are hotly contested—in the circus world—the act of balancing rivals even the act of breathing. The world of writing involves balancing acts, as well. Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

Similes and metaphors infuse our language with richness and power. Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

Rising just above the horizon, the moon appears larger than it actually is, much larger than when it's overhead (ask James Cackette). The colon is like that—Abracadabra!—appearing in a way that has a sometimes-magical affect. Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

At the age of 30, Jerome Stueart met his mother for the first time. It's an unusual story, but not unique. So here's the twist: Stueart knew he was adopted but hadn't even been looking for his mother; she tracked him down. Read more