Sisters in Spirit Walk and Vigil

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Whitehorse, YT, 2019.

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.

Convocation in Inuvik.

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Inuvik, NWT, 2019.

Graduation is a day that makes all the late nights staying up late to complete your assignments pay off. The second you begin the walk up to the stage to receive your diploma, that sense of accomplishment and relief is almost overwhelming. Each moment of that day is burned into the memory of every student, along with that of their families and friends. The convocation of Inuvik’s East Three Secondary School happened on June 1st, 2019.

Junior REM.

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Faro, YT, 2019.

The fourth Junior REM was hosted in Tse Zul-Faro, the traditional Kaska Dena territory of the Ross River Dena Council. Eighty Grades 7/8 students and twenty-five educators from gathered in Tse Zul-Faro, for two days of engaging hands-on activities. The Junior REM is a unique, experiential approach that offers students a two-day holistic program of integrated traditional and modern 21st century teaching and learning designed to connect students with their heritage, cultures, and traditions and strengthen their cultural, emotional, mental, and physical well-being. 

The Induction of Kate Carmack.

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Toronto, ON, 2019.

On January 10, 2019 Kate Carmack (also known as Shaaw Tláa) was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame along with Klondike Discoverers: Skookum Jim Mason, Dawson Charlie, George Carmack and Robert Henderson. Zena McLean, a descendent of Kate Carmack, accepted the award on Kate’s behalf. 

Law Day Charity Fun Run & Walk.

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Whitehorse, YT, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, the Yukon branch of the Canadian Bar Association hosted its annual Law Day Charity Run and Walk, starting at the Visitor Information Centre and following the Millennium Trail along the Yukon River. Last year’s event was a huge success thanks to the community sponsors and participants with over 200 runners and walkers participating and $5050 raised for charity. Each year, the Fun Run chooses a different charity to be the benefactor of funds raised from sponsorship of the Fun Run. This years’ recipient was the Youth Of Today Society - a youth organization that supports youth business, media arts education and much more! The theme for Law Day 2019 was ‘Celebrating Language Rights’.

Shākāt Team in Carmacks.

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Carmacks, YT, 2019.

Over the past few months the Shākāt Team traveled to a number of different communities to collect stories from youth all around the territory. We were struck by their creativity and unique perspectives on life in the Yukon. This time we visited Carmacks to teach a videography workshop.

Chinese New Year.

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Whitehorse, YT, 2019.

The community of Whitehorse had a chance to participate in the event held at KDCC, celebrating the beginning of the Year of The Pig.