Whitehorse Daily Star

June 10, 2023


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

COVETED ROBE REPATRIATED – The sounds of songs and drums rang out throughout the Whitehorse airport terminal Wednesday as members from many Yukon First Nations welcomed the Taku River Tlingit First Nation people who returned with the Chilkat robe. The item, in the box at the left, had been stolen from the First Nation in the early 1800s. Clan leader Wayne Carlick is in the centre in blue. See coverage, p. 4.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

CALMNESS AMID THE CHAOS – Members of the youth from CHAOS 11, Community Heritage Adventure Outdoors Skills class at the Wood Street Centre, are presenting a showcase of photos from their semester at Christ Church Cathedral. The photos highlight their trips from four to eight days, and they have selected their favourites to put up for sale. Here, the afternoon shift of half the class members are seen Tuesday afternoon beneath their featured photos. From left to right are Phoenix Houghton-Locke, Rowan Nehring, Gallagher D’Abrampo, James Nemeth and Sarah Jennings, left-right.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

VITAL STRATEGY RELEASED – Members of the Yukon Advisory Committee on MMIWG2S+ are seen at Tuesday’s release of the Implementation Plan for the territory’s MMIWG2S+ Strategy. From left to right are Joy O’Brien (MMIWG2S+ Outreach Program), Doris Bill (co-chair for Yukon First Nations), deputy premier Jeanie McLean (co-chair for the Yukon government) and Toni Blanchard (MMIWG2S+ family representative). See coverage, p. 5.


Photo by Morris Prokop

A HELPING HAND – Michael Hamilton gives Atlas Hamilton a push near the finish line of the bike stage of the Whitehorse Kids’ Triathlon on Saturday at the Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

A MILESTONE MOMENT – The 2022-23 First Nation Graduates are seen Friday at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. There were 129 grads this year.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

SEEKING SOLUTIONS – A Sacred Fire was held Wednesday at Long Lake to look for solutions to the opioids crisis. ‘A Way Forward Gathering’ was organized by Lauren Manekin Beille and Doronn Fox (above) to bring the community together to share ideas on the subject. Here, they serve moose stew and bannock for lunch. See coverage, p. 9.

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NDP leader reviews advancements under CASA

The New Democrats “continue to push the envelope” using their political power to create a better Yukon, NDP Leader Kate White told the party’s spring convention last Sunday.