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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).

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Bhangra with Little Humans in the Yukon Forest | Rivers to Ridges

 

Dancing Bhangra with little humans in the forest! Thanks, the forest school in the Yukon, Rivers to Ridges, for inviting me! After dancing, I told them a story. Kids and I also discussed why inclusion, equality and respecting others are important.

Rivers to Ridges is a forest school in Whitehorse, Yukon. The school designs, supports and delivers outdoor and land-based programs for young people year-round.

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Big Announcement: 2019 Bhangra Concert

Gurdeep Pandher is pleased to announce that the 2019 Bhangra Concert is happening at Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 7 PM to 9 PM. Immediately after the concert, from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM, there will be free-style Bhangra dance with DJ Dash in the Arts Centre lobby for the audience to participate and dance along with everyone.

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Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) | Gurdeep Pandher | Celebrating Diversity/Inclusion via Bhangra

Canadian Armed Forces and Gurdeep Pandher collaborated to create this Punjabi Bhangra dance video to celebrate diversity and inclusion in The Canadian Forces. Soldiers from different backgrounds make “One Force” with “One Love” for Canada and Canadians. Share it to celebrate “Diversity in our National Defence and Military”!

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Neechie-itas (Indigenous Play Reading Series), brought to you by Gwaandak Theatre

Tonight, 7 PM at Old Fire Hall, please come to watch our Neechie-itas (Indigenous Play Reading Series), brought to you by Gwaandak Theatre and directed by Véronique Lachance. I am honoured to be a part of it along with this great cast.