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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,...

2018 Canada Day Skate Comp Roundup

Another one bites the dust! As always, the 7th Annual Canada Day Skate Comp was one for the books, and we got to team up in partnership with our pals at Skate for Life Alliance. The weather was looking a little stormy for a second there, but Mama Nature decided to...

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,...

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...

International Internship for Indigenous Youth

If you've been in the BYTE office lately, you might have noticed a new face at one of the desks! Brittney Potvin has joined us in the office a few days a week, acting as Program Coordinator for an internship program that is launching this year. Northern Council for...