The John Tizya Centre is located in Old Crow, the only Yukon community located north of the Arctic Circle and home to the Vuntut Gwitchin.
The JTC exhibit area has displays of the Vuntut Gwitchin's dynamic culture, the Porcupine Caribou herd, the landscape and oral history. The Centre also has educational opportunities for visitors and community members alike and the capacity for multimedia presentations and workshops.
The John Tizya Centre has been designed as a multi-use facility that will enhance the educational opportunities for visitors and community members alike,” Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Chief Joe Linklater said. “We are extremely excited to realize the vision of having our own building to display our history and the history of our land."
Funded by the Community Development Fund and Vuntut Gwitchin Government, the John Tizya Centre has the objective to conduct trail breaking on traditional routes in the traditional territory. Groups of 4 knowledgeable community members including at least one young person will mark and GPS the trails. This year three trails will be marked. The first two trails have already started: Old Crow to Caribou Bar Creek and David Lord Creek to Little Flats. The photo below is from the Caribou Bar Crew.
The below photo is property of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and reproduction or use must be approved by them.
Open year-round: weekdays 9am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm