The Yukon River Quest is on! The 21st annual river race began June 26th at Rotary Park with a record 124 teams and 290 paddlers!
In March 2018, Yukon Heli hosted its first indigenous youth camp in Fraser, BC. Over two days they invited various indigenous youth from the Yukon and northern BC to experience the world of heli-skiing. The goal of the two-day camp on March 24th -25th was to connect local indigenous youth to the different working opportunities in the ski and snowboard industry.
Our Water, Our Land, Our People.“When you look at the hard times, you say ‘this is what I need from you and the rest I don’t need no more’ you never look back at it again; because it will come forward to meet you again. And part of that healing is your journey for tomorrow, and the next day, that’s the plan you have to stick with.” – Elder Besha BlondinRiver Nation: Journey Through the Bloodlines, began as a project to learn about Yukon First Nation governance.
On March 8th 2019, the day before Spring Break, Eliza Van Bibber School from Pelly Crossing drove down to Łhútsäw Lake for their annual ice fishing trip.
Imagine this: All of your favourite characters: Ness, Mario, and Sonic, or Spider-man, Hulk, and Doctor Strange, all joining forces, or even duking it out. These are the things that you thought of while playing with your actions figures in the sandbox as a kid. (back when people actually took them out of the box). Then, you sit down in front of the TV and see that wonderful advertisement, showcasing all of your childhood heroes joining forces for an Ultra Exciting TV Special! “X-men fighting Spiderman? What!? They’re not even from the same comics!” Or maybe it’s a video game that allows you to fight your friends as your own respective video game hero of choice…
River Nation: Journey Through the Bloodlines, began as a project to learn about Yukon First Nation governance. The Youth Of Today Society, along with its partners, coordinated a canoe trip for youth, to visit neighboring communities. The Journey was taken in Kwanlin Dun First Nation’s traditional dugout canoe and their support boats. Participating youth learned about the different governance structures of the First Nations situated on the banks of the historic Yukon River.