Bobbi Rose

  by Nina Shetsiruli & Skyler Isaac The first time we met Bobbi Rose was the day we set off on the River Nation: “JourneyThrough the Bloodlines” canoe trip. “What a nice, but shy girl”, we thought. However, during the two-week canoe expedition from Whitehorse to Dawson City showed that our initial impression of her…

Hand Games: Revive and Thrive

  by Skyler Isaac We can’t really discuss the Selkirk First Nation without first explaining a bit about their original dwelling, an area known as Fort Selkirk. Archaeological evidence suggests that Fort Selkirk, located on the Yukon River, has been in use for over eight thousand years. But it’s better known as a former Hudson…

Dropping Out

  By Skyler Isaac   What sorts of images come to mind when you hear the term dropout? Do you imagine a homeless man dressed in rags, clinging to a half-empty whiskey bottle as if his life depended on it? Do you think of a sorry-looking garbage collector who isn’t even capable of putting two…

Kristina Kane’s Re-election

by Skyler Isaac For the past six years, Kristina Kane has served as the Chief of the Yukon’s Ta’an Kwach’an Council, one of the fourteen First Nations who reside within the Territory. On Monday, October 15th, Kane was re-elected to serve another term, which will last for three years.  Of the 397 eligible voters who…

Weed Wednesday

By Skyler Isaac The date is October 17th, 2018. It is 10:45 in the morning and the sky above is overcast and grey. Despite the dull weather, the group of people standing in line are anything but dreary. The line has been growing at a steady pace for the last half an hour, and everyone…

Dan Curtis Drops In

By Skyler Isaac   On Tuesday, September 11th, City of Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis dropped in to visit the Youth Of Today Society. The Mayor took a tour of the building before sitting down to answer some questions that the Shakat Journal team had come up with. The visit was cordial and informative. This discussion…