The ID camp for Arctic Winter Games and North American Indigenous Games 2020 Article by Harrison Coyne. Video by Agnieszka Pajor and Harrison Coyne November 16th, 2019 Shākāt Team attended the 2020 Arctic Winter Games archery tryouts at the Takhini Elementary School. The event was filled with young athletes and curious youth […]
This is a topic that should never be taken lightly. It effect us all on a national level, as well as local. For a long time this issue has been swept under the rug, but no more. Since the early eighties, woman across the nation have been going missing along a now notorious B.C. Highway that we know today as the Highway of Tears. Even to this day some of these women, have not been found. Families have been torn apart, because of this issue that has been plaguing our country. While most of us are conditioned to believe the core of the issue is racism against aboriginal women, the problem is much more complex and interwoven with bias than most are willing to confront.
The Canada Day Skate Competition is a Whitehorse tradition. For over 10 years, BYTE (Bringing Youth Towards Equality) has organized the event at the Second Heaven Skate Park in Whitehorse. However, this year was an exception – the competition still took place on July 1st, but for the first time, the event went on the road and skaters of all ages flocked to the Yáan át lòon gooch (Look Out Hill) Skatepark in Carcross.
The Carcross skatepark officially opened to the public September of 2018, and has been a popular spot for territory skaters, scooter riders and BMX riders alike. The competition drew about a dozen skaters, mostly from Whitehorse as well as over 40 spectators from the community and beyond. Given the age, and dilapidated state of the Whitehorse Skatepark the change of location offered some exciting new opportunities for the skaters who travelled to the community for the event.
Shakat’s team was at REM again! This time we turned the classroom into a movie set and produced a short commercial of an Eject-a-bed, a device that helps people get out of bed in the morning. Additionally, we interviewed a few individuals and created a documentary about REM. We also plunged into the fascinating world of vlogging and youtubing. It was such a pleasure and an honour to be the part of 2019 Senior REM!
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.
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.