Whitehorse Daily Star

October 18, 2017

 MAKING A CONNECTION

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

MAKING A CONNECTION – Viola Papequash, the Outreach co-ordinator with the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, was at Tuesday morning’s Whitehorse Connects event at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Tomorrow, the centre will host a Create and Connect event with stew, bannock and tea during an open discussion to share ideas.

A SYMBOLIC MOMENT

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A SYMBOLIC MOMENT – Yukon College raised the flags of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council for the first time last Friday afternoon at the Ayamdigut campus in Whitehorse. The college will permanently fly both flags as part of its ongoing effort to acknowledge and celebrate its location on the traditional territory of both First Nations. The campus was officially opened 29 years ago this month.

 BEGINNING AN IMPORTANT WEEK

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BEGINNING AN IMPORTANT WEEK – Members of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition kick off Poverty and Homelessness Action Week this morning by the Healing Totem on Front Street. Events are scheduled all week, including Whitehorse Connects at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Sharing Stories is this year’s theme.

WOMEN ENRICH THEIR COMMUNITY

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WOMEN ENRICH THEIR COMMUNITY – The group 100 Women Who Care has held five events since January 2016, raising just over $35,000 for community organizations. Members are seen here Wednesday evening at the Gold Rush Inn. They raised $8,490 for three projects: the Yukon Court Watch program (Yukon Status of Women Council); Living Life to the Full (Mental Health Association of Yukon) and Advocacy and Storytelling project (Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition).

HEADING INTO THE SNOWY HINTERLAND

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HEADING INTO THE SNOWY HINTERLAND – Members of the Grade 9 OPES (Outdoor Pursuits and Experiential Science)/PASE (Plein Air et Sciences Experientielles) class from the Wood Street Centre set out this morning on an overnight Yukon River trip. They launched from The Kanoe People, with Wednesday evening’s fresh snow present.

AUTUMN AMBLING

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AUTUMN AMBLING – These two deer were seen Monday on the Carcross Road.