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.
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.
What do you know about the Canadian Ranger Patrol (CRP)? For some, they are the people who wear military attire and run around in the backwoods playing war games — maybe with the hopes of one day being called upon to save the country in the Canadian Armed Forces.
By Tyler Quock Poetry from the streets of Whitehorse. I have spent a lot of time on the pavement of Whitehorse, digging deep for all the different reasons one can roam these darkened places. I have heard and seen more than I would care to share or admit. I watched as the wanderers scrounged, fed […]
Introduction by Dwight Snowshow. The writing workshop began the week of January 21, 2019 and finished on February 26th, 2019. It was a 5-week program that was taught through the Yukon College in partnership with ShakatClubs at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre (WCC). The workshops happened on a weekly basis every Monday and Tuesday; one class […]
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