Makayla K.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair

Yukon First Nations

First Nations people in the Yukon.  My project is about the history and culture of the Yukon First Nations.  I am from Old Crow.  My culture is a traditional culture.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

Some of my classmates didn't know that I can speak Gwich'in. Some other people don't know about the Wolf Clan and the Crow Clan. I learned how to make a movie about my project.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

First Nations People in the Yukon can still live a traditional life, if they want to. I belong to the Crow Clan. The Yukon is beautiful.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

It is different. I can fly to Whitehorse from Old Crow. It is fast to get places. I eat a lot of the same things as my people a long time ago, but I eat candy and other things too.