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Connections

Our experience here has been full of connections that we previously took for granted. During this time we have spoken with many people from the youth of KFN to the elders and everyone in between. Jared, the youth representative for … Continue reading

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Canada Day in Whitehorse

It’s Canada Day! Today was a busy day with long drives and amazing sights. We started out door eating a quick breakfast at AINA. Then we headed towards Haines Junction and made a pit stop at Frosty’s, a quaint local … Continue reading

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Roots & Shoots

Monday morning, our team was able to help two research assistants, Denise and Anna, who have been staying at the research center. Denise is all the way from the University of Texas studying environment and wildlife conservation. Anna is closer … Continue reading

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Big Fish

This weekend we helped out at the annual KFN Fishing Derby in Destruction Bay, which was held this Saturday and Sunday (28th,29th). We had absolutely no idea what to expect when going to volunteer at the derby, whether we were … Continue reading

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Stewards of our Environment

Arriving at the Kluane Lake Research Station a few days ago, we were immediately exposed to the visible changes of the environment, such as the glaciers, the ecosystem of animals, and the forestry. Today, we were exposed to changes of … Continue reading

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Our Story Begins

Taking flight and on the road again. Anticipation drew closer as we got our first aerial glimpse of the beautiful Yukon landscape. Upon arriving at the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) by van, we are welcomed by Sian and … Continue reading

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Heading North – ucalgarycares Indigenous Leadership & Engagement

I find it absolutely astounding that we leave for Kluane tomorrow! It seems just like yesterday when we all met for our first workshop back in November and now everything, we as a group have been working towards is here! This … Continue reading

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Rethinking Education

As a university student, I’ve been conditioned to view education as the consumption of knowledge. Academic success is achieved through the accumulation and retention of formulae, principles, and theories. It’s akin to a banking system: my professors lend me their … Continue reading

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Can we do Justice through Food?

The Food & Justice team visited Our School at Blair Grocery (OSBG) today and met Nat, justice-minded and enthusiastic urban farmer. He eagerly listened to each team member’s interests and goals, and he shared examples of related urban farming and … Continue reading

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