Category: Stories

Maori Delegation Visit

Everyone tries to figure out their poses for a group photo.   by Skyler Isaac   One the morning of Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, leaders and elders from the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and Ta’an Kwach’an Council met with a delegation representing the Maori people, an indigenous tribe from New Zealand. Kwanlin Dun members present…

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 Nation community,…

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 the government…