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What a Mountainous Success!

Last week we engaged a great number of archivists and records managers from First Nation Communities and Organizations in Yukon as well as on an international scale to our first YCA Summit on Archives in the Yukon!

We speakers even had the opportunity to be interviewed and broadcasted on the Radio!

We want to thank everyone who participated and helped to make this first conference a success!

What happened after the Summit?

After the Summit we took Guest Speakers Marnie Burnham (LAC Vancouver Regional Manager), Melissa Adams (UBCIC Archivist) and Erica Hernandez-Read (UNBC Researcher/Archivist) for a tour of some of Yukon’s Community Archives.

Our first stop dropped us off to see the Yukon Native Language Centre with their new Archivist Angela Code, then we headed over to the Yukon Archives where Territorial Archivist David Schlosser and Yukon Archives Staff took the speakers on a 30-minute quick tour of the facilities.

Afterwards, the group went downtown for a short tour at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre with Carolyn Harris before visiting the Old Fire Hall Market for some souvenir. A quick fuel up at Antoinette’s for lunch got us ready to travel out to Carcross for a tour of the Carcross Tagish First Nation Learning Centre, unfortunately at this point we had to bid farewell to Marnie as she had to catch her plane later that evening. But we promised to take lovely photos to show her! in Carcross, Derek Grose took the ladies on an extensive tour of the learning centre and the new archives storage room where we then set off for a quick chat with Master carver Keith-Wolfe-Smarch in his studio.

CTFN Archives with Derek Grose

CTFN Archives with Derek Grose

CTFN: Outside of Keith Wolfe-Smarch’s Studio

CTFN: Outside of Keith Wolfe-Smarch’s Studio

The next day, we all headed out with a Starbucks coffee in one hand to Haines Junction to visit the Champagne & Aishihik Archives Facility and join in on the mountain festival as well.

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Sheila Greer, Erica Hernandez-Read & Melissa Adams viewing the large Atlas at the Da Ku Cultural Centre.

Sheila Greer, Erica Hernandez-Read & Melissa Adams viewing the large Atlas at the Da Ku Cultural Centre.

All in all, it was a great trip out and we had tons of fun travelling together! YCA looks forward in having Marnie, Erica, and Melissa back up to see more of Yukon!