Eric Pateman is one of the world’s top culinary tourism experts and has travelled to all 7 continents, over 120 countries and has eaten in thousands of restaurants. He still believes that some of the best produce he has ever eaten was produced in the Yukon. “By far the best tomato that I would put hands down, better than anything I’ve had in Spain or Italy” says Pateman referring to a tomato grown in Dawson City.
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.
I met with Katie Johnson just 4 days after the final day of the Adaka Festival, and it was clear things were not really slowing down. She had just gotten out of an interview with CKRW radio in Whitehorse and was working in the Whitepass building when I came in to chat with her. Sitting at a conference table overlooking the Yukon River, Johnson filled me in on what she’s been working on, and what is next for First Nations Arts and Culture in the Yukon.
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.
Heather Dickson inspires youth to not shy away from conceiving their own ideas and believing in themselves to lead the vision forward.
Shakat Journal Editor, Paige Hopkins sits down with Yukon Regional Assembly of First Nations Chief, Kluane Adamek. With her 1st term underway as Chief, Paige tries to get to know her, her position on leadership in the North as well as her roles in the Assembly of First Nations.