Dakwäkäda - Haines Junction Community Report CBC – Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Haines Junction Mountain Festival 2018
The 3rd Annual Haines Junction Mountain Festival will take place on November 30 and December 1 this year in honour of the UN’s International Mountain Day.
The highlight of the festival will be the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, Giant floor map which will be unveiled in Yukon for the first time in the Grand Hall of the Da Kų Cultural Centre.
The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada is a collaboration between Canadian Geographic and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; Indspire; the Métis National Council, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the Assembly of First Nations.
The Atlas features a four volume set of books, a web site, an App, and the Giant Floor Map measuring 8m x 11m - festival goers will have the opportunity to explore Canada from a different perspective as they walk across and around our country and appreciate the diversity of First Nation and Indigenous lands.
Parks Canada will be providing insight into some of the wildlife monitoring in Kluane National Park and Reserve, and well-known mountaineer and historian Chic Scott will provide an evening of stories from mountains across Canada. All this in addition to other speakers, films, food, music, and art.
For more information:
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations
Chief and Council Potlatch
Chief and Council are hosting a potlatch on Saturday, November 24 in Dakwäkäda. This special event will include honouring our 2014-2018 Chief and Council members and the formal Oath of Office for the newly elected Chief and Council. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. at Dá Kų Cultural Centre and the potlatch dinner is at 5 pm the at St. Elias Convention Centre. For more information, contact Doreen Williams at 634-4200 x231 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Tutchone Language Lessons
For all community members, the Southern Tutchone language class schedule for November is:
Public Engagement on Climate Change, Energy and at Green Economy
The Government of Yukon, and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and the Village of Haines Junction are seeking public input.
Help us develop a new strategy to address climate change, meet energy needs and grow a green economy.
You are invited to attend a community meeting:
Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 5 to 7pm
Location: Da Kų Cultural Centre
Food and refreshments will be served.
To learn more, visit EngageYukon.ca
Thursdays and Saturdays from 7-9PM at the St. Elias Community School gym, co-ed, 13+ unless accompanied.
Mondays: - starting at 5:15 at Yukon College. Free.
Tuesdays: - starting at 5:15 at the Yukon College. Free.
Bill Brewster Arena
Public Skate is:
Drop-in curling is Saturday from 7pm to 10pm
Drop-in Hockey is Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30-9pm.
Haines Junction Minor Hockey
Nov. 16- 17-18: Hockey Skills Camp
January 26, 27: Female Jamboree
February 1,2,3: Hosting the Atom Yukon Championships
March 6: Last Minor Hockey Day – Spring Break
For more information: email@example.com or visit us on Facebook
Romp n Run
Romp n Run has fun, wiggles and movement for children 4 and under every Tuesday and Thursday, 10am -11:30am, at the Haines Junction Hockey Arena mezzanine. Our programs include Dance & Movement, Boogie, Stomp & Clap music program, Wiggle, Giggle & Move activity program and a Parent & Tot Yoga program. We also have visits from the Child Development Centre each month. Healthy snack for the kids and coffee for the parents provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and indoor shoes. Parent or caregiver participation is required. Thank you to Partners for Children and Lotteries Yukon for funding our program.
Arts and Culture
Annual Library Craft Sale
The famous annual Library Craft Sale, November 15, from 7-9pm at the Convention Centre. Fundraiser for the public library. Donations of baked goods welcome for the board’s bake table. Table rental is $10. 634-2215 to rent a table or for more information.
Music Jam Night
Join fellow musicians at the Village Bakery Green Room on Friday nights from 5:30pm to 9pm for drop in Jam sessions. Bring your own instrument. Bring your own tea. Bring some firewood. Thank you to the Village Bakery for donating the space 😊
Junction Arts and Music
Junction Arts and Music (in partnership with Whitehorse Concerts) is pleased to present Trio D'Argento on Friday November 23rd at 7:30pm at the St. Elias Centre. Tickets $20 at the door $10 for seniors and youth.
A little bit about Trio D'Argento: Three virtuosi join together in the exciting group, Trio d'Argento. Sibylle, Peter and Todd bring a superb level of excellence to the performance of their virtuoso arrangements and original pieces, but combine this with a fun, relaxed and conversational atmosphere onstage. You can find out more at their website: www.triodargento.ca
Local author, Allison Martin, has started a local writing group. The group meets the first Saturday of each month, the next meeting is November 3. It’s a drop-in, casual group for anyone interested in working on their words. The group meets at the Haines Junction Library on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 2pm.
Art Journaling Group
Kim Henkel hosts an Art Journaling group at the St. Elias School art room every Tuesday from 7-9pm. Bring supplies if you have them, if not, Kim is happy to share hers.
Dakwäkäda nda dän kų – Haines Junction Health Centre News
Cold and flu season is upon us in full force. The flu vaccine is available at the clinic by walk-in or appointment during regular office hours.
Clinic times are:
Mondays 9-11:30 am, 1 pm-4:30pm
On the 2nd Tuesday of each month, the CBC Community Reporter for Dakwäkäda-Haines Junction (Kari Johnston) speaks on Yukon Morning with Christine Grenier at around 8:20 am. Tune in at 103.5 FM.