Category: Stories

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…

Monument Unveiling

Monument Unveiling By: Alexander Gatensby   On October 11th 2018, just before noon, a large crowd slowly accumulated near the waterfront at the end of Main street in Whitehorse. These people who gathered from far and wide awaited the unveiling of a monument being presented to honour survivors of the residential schools of Yukon. The…

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…

Dawson Youth Photography Project

  By Skyler Isaac   Their names are Vanessa Oliviero and Kale Michon. The pair of youths hail from Dawson City, Yukon. Together, they are working with the Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre in putting together a photography project that is quite ambitious in its scope: Visit every single community within the Territory, conduct interviews with…

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…