Adäka Cultural Festival

May 19, 2016 by  Uncategorized /

Jun 26 – Jul 2, 2015
Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
#1171 Front Street, Whitehorse, Yukon
Events are FREE unless otherwise noted
Workshops range in price and require registration
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This year’s Adäka Cultural Festival launches next Friday and will feature seven days of performances, workshops and lectures to celebrate and foster the diversity and unique character of the Yukon’s First Nations arts and culture.The festival performances encourage intersections between music, dance, storytelling, and arts and crafts, featuring both traditional and contemporary artists, many of whom visit from British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Alaska, and Greenland. The creative workshops hosted at the Festival build on generations of First Nations people sharing their traditional skills and knowledge in wood and antler carving, beading, moose hair tufting, Raven’s Tail weaving, knife making, birch bark basket and jewellery making.

The Festival first launched in 2011 with the aim to preserve and revitalize Yukon First Nations arts and culture, “while inspiring artists and youth to take pride in their heritage and communities.” The Adäka Cultural Festival is produced by the Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to “growing, promoting and celebrating strong and sustainable Yukon First Nations arts, culture and tourism sectors.”



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