2023 Heritage Symposium program now available

We are pleased to announce the schedule for our 2023 Yukon Heritage Symposium coming up next Wednesday, October 18 at Da Kų Cultural Centre! We hope to see you in Haines Junction. You can register (free of charge!) here until end of day Friday, October 13. If you would like to register after that date, please contact us at info@heritageyukon.ca.

  • 10:00-10:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 10:15-11:15 Session 1
    • Linda Johnson and Richard Lawrence (Yukon Council of Archives): Preserving Yukon’s Film and Video Heritage – Report on Findings to Date
    • Angélique Bernard: New Ways of Presenting History
    • Michael Gates and Kathy Jones-Gates: Researching the History of the Yukon Order of Pioneers
  • 11:15-11:30 Morning Break
  • 11:30-12:15 Session 2
    • Peggy D’Orsay (Hidden Histories Society Yukon): Venturing North: photo album of life in the Yukon
    • Tagish/Denke Connections Group
  • 12:15-1:15 Lunch
  • 1:15-2:35 Session 3
    • Sylvie Binette and Angélique Bernard (Société d’histoire francophone du Yukon): Société d’histoire francophone du Yukon: Milestones and innovation
    • Harmony Hunter (Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association): Walk With Us – Respectful Travel Guidelines
    • Gwen Kovachik-MacNeil: ‘Indigenizing’ is just another colonial way of saying “hang a Medicine Wheel on the wall”: Privileging YFN voices in Education
    • Lianne Maitland (YHMA): Update from Yukon Historical & Museums Association – the Reconsidering Museums and Heritage Reset Projects
  • 2:35-2:250 Afternoon Break
  • 2:50-3:15 Session 4
    • Max Fraser: What to do about contemporary history?
  • 3:15-4:00 Open Forum