The Forgotten Art of Moosehide Canoes

There are tools and gear everywhere in the wall tent that Doug Smarch works in.  Some are modern pieces of equipment like hand planers, some are traditional tools that I have never seen before and others look like they were specifically built for this project.  As I approached the “workshop”, Smarch is pulling two, long spruce planks from a steaming plastic pipe, explaining that this is home-made wood steamer he invented for boat building.

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Canadian Rangers.

What do you know about the Canadian Ranger Patrol (CRP)? For some, they are the people who wear military attire and run around in the backwoods playing war games — maybe with the hopes of one day being called upon to save the country in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Yukon Heliski Indigenous Youth Camp.

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.

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RiverNation – Journey Through The Bloodlines

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.

Dave Jackson – The Wheel To Succeed

The dark morning hours are reserved for athletes, working hard before the sun peeks over the horizon to whisk them away. Dave Jackson, one of Yukon’s best cyclists, is among those athletes. The category four cyclist, placed ___ in his age group at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. One does not reach this level of athleticism without grit, and the all-or-nothing will to succeed. It seems that Dave’s will to make his mark on the world was born with him. He has overcome an infinite amount of obstacles to become the strong competitor and accomplished man he is today. He lives by his hero Rocky Balboa’s quotes: “Every champion was once a contender.”

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