Month: June 2018

Nation Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

By: Alexander Gatensby   June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples day, and it’s second year running as a statutory holiday. The moring of June 21st before Noon, locals and tourists alike gathered behind the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre at the fire pit, where Elder Dianne Smith kicked off the event with an opening prayer. MCs…

Declaration of Commitment

Declaration of Commitment By Skyler Isaac Photos by Alexander Gatensby It’s the morning of June 19th, 2018. The weather is abnormally hot. We’re standing in the back lot of the City of Whitehorse Transit Headquarters. A handful of people stand around us, admiring the same view that we are. The object of our adoration is…

Champagne Aishihik 25 Year Celebration

  By Skyler Isaac   On the afternoon of May 29th, 2018, delegates gathered at the Champagne Aishihik offices in Whitehorse, Yukon, in order to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the First Nations’ signing of their land claim final agreement with the Canadian government. The event was attended by several prominent members of the First…

Peter Schiefke’s Visit

  By Skyler Isaac   June 5th, 2018. The Youth of Today Society in downtown Whitehorse is packed tightly with youth from around town. Some are representatives of other youth centres such as B.Y.T.E., while others are here to have their say on a number of youth issues. Today’s guest is Peter Schiefke, who serves…