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On April 10, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau announced that grades five, six and seven won the 2019 edition of Canada’s Coolest School Trip. To enter, classes from across Canada submitted a photo essay about a stewardship activity that they participated Read more

Teslin

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Women’s Transition Home Society

Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society is celebrating 40 years in good standing as a society in the Yukon. We were incorporated in 1979 and opened our doors in 1980. The Women’s Transition Home is located in Whitehorse, Yukon, on the traditional... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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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... Read more

Yukon Music

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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... Read more

Yukon Music

Teslin Tlingit Council's 2015 Hà Kus Teyea Celebration

Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Teslin Tlingit Council

The biannual Haa Ḵusteeyí Celebration and community gathering in Teslin this month presents a unique opportunity for Yukoners of all backgrounds to connect with the Tlingit community. “Everyone is welcome. We want everybody here. Read more

Teslin

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Liz Beddall

Falen Johnson doesn’t hold back when it comes to Gwaandak Theatre. “I love Gwaandak,” the Six Nations writer says straight out. “It’s a place where you know you’re immediately welcomed as an Indigenous playwright.” Johnson’s play Two Indians is... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Nicole Bauberger

Two new exhibitions curated by Jennifer Bowen Allen, of the Dene Nation, opened Sept. 2 at Arts Underground. In the Focus Gallery, a group show called Hands of Time: Bush Women on the Land honours the way that women who live on the land have... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Paul Rath

When the hooligan are running, the rivers and harbour In Haines, Alaska host a fiesta of wildlife that congregate to feed on this little fish that First Nations prize for its high fat content. Sea gulls, eagles, sea lions and even whales feast on... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Paul Rath

On Saturday May 14th, under sunny skies, hundreds of spectators celebrated the Grand Opening of the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Centre and Bald Eagle Preserve Visitor Centre, amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in Alaska. The cultural... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Fritz Mueller

Yukon First Nations are planning ways to offer authentic cultural experiences for visitors. The plan to bolster cultural tourism among the Yukon First Nations has been in the works for a while, but this week people from across the Yukon Territory... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: courtesy Sharon Shorty

The city bus stops right in front of our home in the Whitehorse. I still watch every day for “my boys” to get off and come home, even though they’ve been gone for weeks. I was privileged to be a host mom for the Canada World Youth program Read more

Yukon Families

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Photo: grantdouglasphotography.smugmug.com

Marilyn Jensen was inspired to start a dance group after finishing her master’s degree at the University of Victoria. She studied Indigenous governance, and said she was surrounded by people who were connecting with their culture, language, tradition Read more

Yukon Culture

Burwash Landing musician Diyet is ready to celebrate the release of her second album. No doubt she already did a little, six months ago when the CD, When You Were King, was completed and launched into world. Read more

Yukon Music

During early land claim negotiations, respected Teslin elder Virginia Smarch once said of her Tlingit community, "that is who we are: part of the land, part of the water." Read more

Teslin

Sitting in Starbucks with Mark Preston, it's hard to shake the feeling of being in the artist's own studio. Not only do the walls of the downtown café display several of his works, but Preston has a small laptop open in front of him ... Read more

Yukon Arts

Art and healing go hand-in-hand for Wayne Price. The Tlingit master carver from Haines, Alaska, is in Whitehorse to oversee the creation of a totem pole with carvers from the Northern Cultural Expressions Society (NCES), formerly known as Sundog Car Read more

Yukon Culture

Sundog Carving teacher and Tlingit Master Carver Wayne Price stepped through the doorway of Sundog one afternoon in the spring of 2009 and announced what he had envisioned: he saw a dugout canoe, hand-carved through the talents of the Sundog students Read more

Yukon Arts

​The Yukon was lucky to have been chosen as the location for the filming of Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock. Yes, we have talented film people here in the Yukon – both in front and behind the camera – and, by all reports, the production was han Read more

Photography - Film