Yukon heritage association to participate in Yellowknife tourism mission
Group to build stronger networks to support role of heritage and culture in tourism
Whitehorse, Yukon, September 30, 2015-
Co-sponsored by YHMA and the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan, in association with Yukon College.
The role of the North in the First World War will receive long-overdue attention in this international conference. In addressing a significant gap in the historical understanding of the Yukon and Canada, the event will explore the role of the Yukon and other Northern North American regions in World War One. Over two hundred speakers and participants from across Canada, the United States, and Europe are expected to attend.
Save the Date! This year's AGM will take place at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre in Whitehorse on Tuesday June 16th, starting at 6pm. Please note that only Members in good standing are eligible to vote. Memberships can be renewed at the door, prior to the AGM. Your support is integral to YHMA's continued efforts to inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage.
We will be harnessing the power of 21st Century technology to help connect members in the communities .
More details on the AGM to follow!
The Yukon is home to a rich and diverse heritage. This inheritance is physically embodied through tangible heritage, such as buildings and landscapes, architecture, archival photos and documents, and museum collections. It is also expressed intangibly in ways that include stories, songs, and traditional knowledge and practices. When you feel a sense of pride walking downtown, enjoy a cultural festival or teach someone a traditional craft, you are engaging in heritage activities.
Thank you all who attended the Heritage Regions Workshop on February 17, 2015!
YHMA coordinated this workshop with Jim Mountain, Regeneration Projects Director with Heritage Canada the National Trust to complement this year’s Heritage Day theme, Main Streets: At the Heart of the Community. Over twenty-five participants from across the Territory and involved in museums, heritage conservation, tourism and other sectors participated.
February 17, 2015
WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is increasing funding to museums and First Nation cultural centres to help ensure their sustainable operation. The announcement was made by Minister of Tourism and Culture Elaine Taylor at last night’s Yukon Heritage Awards, an annual event hosted by the Yukon Historical and Museums Association (YHMA) in conjunction with Heritage Day.
The Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) today announced the winners of the 31st annual Yukon Heritage Awards.
“These annual awards honour those that work to inspire and share a passion for Yukon heritage through protection, conservation, interpretation and volunteerism,” said YHMA President Sally Robinson. “YHMA is both thrilled and honoured to recognize the accomplishments of these well-deserving recipients.”