Shakat Journal sat down with Jeremy Parkin, local Whitehorse musician, and member of Local Boy, before he played the Adaka Festival. We talk metal, DIY ethic, trail mix and corporate gigs.
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.
In Teslin, the journalism students were gifted with a story from local Elder, Margaret Garolitz who made a moose hide vests nearly 2 decades ago.
Paradise Electronic Music Festival now in its 14th year and like any growing entity is seeking volunteers to help make it the best one yet.
Heather Dickson inspires youth to not shy away from conceiving their own ideas and believing in themselves to lead the vision forward.
When I was younger, I looked forward to the Lunar New Year celebrations. My family got together every year to celebrate; it gave us an opportunity to eat a metric tonne of food and catch up with each other. The adults dined at their adults table, and the kids dined everywhere else; it was perfect. We also got these little red envelopes from the adults with money; the Vietnamese kid’s equivalent of a Christmas bonus, but in February.
When I think back to that summer in 2009, I cannot sum up the experience in a few short words. I can say that it was life changing and empowering, but that still wouldn’t be enough.So, instead I want to take you back to the beginning, when it all started. The journey began with one man who had a vision. An idea to create the first dugout canoe in the Yukon in over a hundred years; this man’s name is Andrew Finton. Back in the days when Northern Cultural Expressions Society (NCES) was known primarily as Sundog carving studios, I was part of a group of young emerging artists that worked every day on improving our carving skills. As time went on, Andrew brought master carvers in to work with us. It was one of those master carvers that made him think of the possibility of a dugout canoe. This master`s name is Wayne Price. Hailing from Haines, Alaska, he has been carving and designing dugout canoes for over thirty years.