2019 Annual Yukon Heritage Awards Ceremony

Monday, February 17, 2020

Celebrate Yukon's heritage heroes! Join us for the 2019 Annual Yukon Heritage Awards ceremony on Monday, February 17 at the Yukon Archives (400 College Drive, Whitehorse). Doors will open at 6:30 pm, event runs 7-9 pm. All are welcome!

Kicking off the evening and connecting with the National Heritage Week theme of "Vision 2020: Bringing the Past Into the Future," acclaimed Canadian author and archives and information management specialist Dr. Laura Millar will present a special talk, Here Today, Gone Tomorrow? Protecting Archives in a Digital Age. Dr. Millar will draw on her new book, A Matter of Facts: The Value of Evidence in an Information Age, to argue that we have to think differently about archives and records in a digital age. The safeguarding of authentic proof -- records, archives, and data with evidential value -- is essential in these Orwellian, post-truth times, as digital technologies have opened the door to a dystopian world in which 'alternative facts' can be so easily accepted as valid. Because facts matter, evidence matters. If we want to secure tomorrow's heritage, we need to protect records, archives, and other sources of proof today. Dr. Millar's appearance is supported by the Yukon Council of Archives.

Light refreshments will be served after the awards presentation. All are welcome.

We are please to announce the following recipients:

  • John Firth, Annual Heritage Award
  • Helene Dobrowolsky and Rob Ingram (Midnight Arts), History Makers Award
  • Lillian Nakamura Maguire, Helen Couch Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Gwaandak Theatre and Vuntut Gwitchin Government, Innovation, Education, and Community Engagement Award

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