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

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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).

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

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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.