🏹 SSDIC funded this Archery Workshop in the town of Teslin, home to the Teslin Inland Tlingit First Nation. The program was instructed by Jose Martinez Amoedo, who has been known for his exceptional craftsmanship throughout North America 🗣 🙌🏽 The participants were taught how to make a plains style quiver out of hide and on the second day, how to make arrows. They were also taught on how to safely and responsibly hunt big and small animals, with a bow and arrow 🦌
Kiiwaadin Swan, 16, is a talented Gwich’in youth, who has been playing basketball since grade six. The basketball Head Coach, Colin Teramura, who has returned for a second time, being a NAIG Head Coach, referred to him and his team mates as “Living and Breathing Basketball”.
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. […]
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 “Food truck” workshops with Skills Canada and Yukon College. Video by Agnieszka Pajor and Harrison Coyne. Last summer Shākāt Journal/Media partnered with Skills Canada and the Yukon College on providing a video workshop to a group of young enthusiasts. The theme of the video was “Food Truck.” The workshop sparked creativity and […]
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.