Katie Johnson and the Adaka Cultural Festival

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.

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Convocation in Inuvik.

Graduation is a day that makes all the late nights staying up late to complete your assignments pay off. The second you begin the walk up to the stage to receive your diploma, that sense of accomplishment and relief is almost overwhelming. Each moment of that day is burned into the memory of every student, along with that of their families and friends.

Junior Rem 2019.

The fourth Junior REM was just hosted in Tse Zul-Faro, the traditional Kaska Dena territory of the Ross River Dena Council.  Eighty Grades 7/8 students and twenty-five educators from Carcross, Carmacks, Dawson City, Faro, Haines Junction, Mayo, Pelly Crossing, Ross River, Teslin and Watson Lake gathered in Tse Zul-Faro, for two days of engaging hands-on activities. 

Law Day Charity Fun Run & Walk

The Yukon Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Law Day Committee is pleased to announce this year’s 29th Annual Canadian Bar Association Law Day Charity Fun Run and Walk (“Fun Run”). Law Day is held annually across the country by the CBA. The theme for Yukon’s Law Day is celebrating Language Rights.

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Yukon Native Hockey Tournament

“We used to play a lot of hockey back then, because that was all the sport we had during the long winter months,” says William Carlick describing his early days in sport at the Lower Post Residential School in northern British Columbia. Now he is the Elder Rep for Team North in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC), and he could not be happier that Whitehorse hosted the 2019 event.

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.

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