Yukon Youth Spotlight: Tamika Knutson

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Tamika Knutson

“I’m sorry for the noise - I find I talk more openly when I’m working on an art piece” Tamika Knutson says from her studio in her hometown of Dawson City. She was finishing a commissioned jewellery piece before leaving the next day to spend a week in Aspen, Colorado...

Identity and the Complexities of ‘Passing’

Identity and the Complexities of ‘Passing’

Ethnicity and how the world perceives you don't always go together. When you’re not white, but you look white, it’s easy to feel like an ‘other’. This year for the theme of our Leaders in Training conference we chose ‘identity’. For some, like myself, identity is a...

On Panic Attacks and Asking for Help

On Panic Attacks and Asking for Help

I was 22 and sitting in a tuk-tuk in Cambodia on my way back to the hotel after spending the day at The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The day had been heavy, filled with heart-wrenching images and stories of suffering. I was emotional but I was...

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Josiah Jakesta

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Josiah Jakesta

Josiah Jakesta, at 17 years old, has the wisdom, patience and soul of someone much older. Hailing from the Tahltan and Kaska nations, Josiah has spent most of his life dividing time between Watson Lake, Whitehorse and Dease Lake. He spends his summers on his family...

The African Diaspora-What is it?

The African Diaspora-What is it?

The African diaspora refers to the many communities of people of African descent dispersed throughout the world as a result of historic movements. The majority of African dispersal resulted from the Arab and Atlantic slave trades - the largest forced migrations in...

Daughters of the Vote

Daughters of the Vote

Out of place. That’s how I felt at the Daughters of the Vote reception in the MacBride museum. For the first 15 minutes all I could think about was if anyone else could smell the McChicken burger on my breath that I had guzzled on my way there, or that I had no idea...

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Teagyn Vallevand

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Teagyn Vallevand

Teagyn Vallevand, at 21 years old, has been making quite a name for herself in the Yukon. A member of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation, she has been an active part of her community since graduating high school. She works in Larry Bagnell’s office part time and is working...

BYTE’s Recommended Podcasts!

BYTE’s Recommended Podcasts!

Podcasts have been around to some extent since the beginning of time (or the beginning of the Internet, but like, same thing), admittedly not quite at the same level as today’s offerings. The humble podcast of the early 2000’s has evolved into a horse of an entirely...

Exploring Reconciliation On the Land

Exploring Reconciliation On the Land

When reflecting on relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, I am faced with a LOT of questions. What does reconciliation really mean? Is it just this pretty word that is tossed around a lot in Canadian politics? Can a person of European settler...

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Liam Campbell

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Liam Campbell

When Liam Campbell researched volunteer organizations, he had a few things in mind. He wanted to find a grassroots organization, he wanted to volunteer teaching English as a second language, and he wanted to find a website with pictures clearly taken by an "old dude...