The Animal Mother mural in Carcross

The Animal Mother mural in Carcross By Melia Hudgin.     During the summer of 2019, Sacred Brush set out to the small community of Carcross to paint a mural telling the Tlingit story of the “Animal Mother.” The project included five youth, including three from the community of Carcross, who participated in painting the mural. […]

Title Inuvik mural.

To kick off the Sacred Brush mural project, the youth headed to Inuvik to paint a long-awaited mural on the walls of the The Kiosk located in the Jim Koe Park right in the central part of the town. The design included an inukshuk, a beautiful winter scene with the silhouettes of spruce trees along with caribou, a beluga whale and some hunters. One of the very cool features of this mural is the butterfly wings painted largely on the wall, allowing the mural to have interaction with the community in a way that is modern and beautiful! It was a lovely experience with some younger kids with unmatched enthusiasm who helped with the mural. Watching them learn and get into a creative outlet was fantastic.

The Canada Day Skate Competition

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.

Senior REM 2019

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!

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