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Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to the conservation and celebration of the Yukon's heritage?

The YHMA presents awards to individuals, organizations and businesses which have made a special contribution to the conservation or interpretation of some aspect of Yukon’s heritage.The 32nd annual Yukon Heritage Awards will be held in conjunction with a celebration of Heritage Day on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Yukon Archives.

Yellowknife tourism mission a success

Group builds stronger networks to support role of heritage and culture in tourism

Whitehorse, Yukon, October 5, 2015-

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-


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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.