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Tribute to Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Elder Stephen Frost

Elder Stephen Frost

Old Crow is home of Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and the most northerly community in the Yukon.

In 2018, in the streets of Old Crow, I was dancing Bhangra randomly.

Then a child approached me and said, “My grandpa wants to invite you for tea”.

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Bhangra and Highland Dance Fusion in Victoria, BC, Canada

 

Devon Bidal is a journalist in Victoria, BC.

During my visit to Vancouver Island, she took a break from journalism to do what she loved doing in her earlier life.

We went to Mt. Douglas to fuse Bhangra and Highland dances for creating cross-cultural bridges and unity-in-diversity.

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A Conversation with Khasha in his Native Language Southern Tutchone at Champagne, Yukon

A conversation with Khasha in his native language Southern Tutchone at village Champagne, Yukon, Canada. Khasha learned the language of his ancestors, and now he is a Southern Tutchone teacher in nearby town Haines Junction. He also inspired me to speak in the language of my ancestors, Punjabi.

There was a geographical difference of half a globe, but the ancestors of Khasha and I had the same colonizers and our languages were hurt.

The village Champagne is located in the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN).