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Arts and Culture

Hear the beat of the drum, become captivated by the dancing and singing — experience Yukon First Nations culture at our festivals and year-round community celebrations. Through performances, art, storytelling, ceremonies, and more, we invite you to join us and learn about the culture, wisdom and resiliency of Indigenous people living in the Yukon and across the world. Come celebrate with us!

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Adäka Festival

Launched in 2011, the Adäka Cultural Festival is a spectacular gathering that includes over 200 artists and performers from all 14 First Nations along with national and international International guest artists. For seven days, participating artists share their creativity and their culture with audiences from around the world.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2022 festival will celebrate Canadian northern region communities that both express uniqueness and share commonalities in their art, language, landscape, environment, history and culture. We will bring people safely together in person and virtually. 

The festival features a vibrant schedule of events that includes traditional and contemporary music, dance, drumming, storytelling, film screenings, daily artist demonstrations, art and traditional craft workshops, cultural presentations, an art gallery and more.

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Yukon is home to many gifted First Nations artists who create extraordinary works of art based on traditional legends and images that have been passed down through generations.

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Cultural Centres

Cultural centres share unique traditions of First Nations across the territory. They are a gathering place for communities and a place for visitors to experience the hospitality and traditions of Yukon First Nations.

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The Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association (YFNCT) is a non-profit, stakeholder-based organization that is committed to growing and promoting vibrant and sustainable arts/culture and tourism sectors.

Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association
1-1109 Front Street (White Pass Building)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A-5G4

Phone 867.667.7698

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