Yukon Western Frontier: Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)This title is a part of the series Canada Over the Edge (Season 4)
Catalogue Number: BAM194
Producer: Blue Ant Media
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Science, Social Studies, Travel
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 52
Closed Captions: Yes
- Long Ago People's Place: Southern Tutchone Culture
Harold Johnson operates of the Crow Clan's Kwaday Dan Kenji, or "Long Ago People's Place". The southern Tutchone homeland goes all the way from Kluane Lake, past Lake Laberge to Whitehorse. Harold and his wife, Meta show traditional cooking, trapping and how the southern Tutchone people survived in the harsh Yukon winters in their bark houses.
- Musher: Yukon Sled Dogs
Dogs have been integral in the Yukon from the First Nations to the Gold Rush. Stacy Zaychuk races more than a dozen dogs and is co-founder of the Yukon’s Dog Powered Sports Association.
- Kluane National Preserve: Spruce Tree Recovery
Kluane National Park and Reserve is 22,000 square kilometres of ice fields and glaciers. Its St. Elias Range includes Mount Logan, Canada's tallest mountain. Carmen Wong and her team are studying the health of the park’s spruce trees after the spruce bark beetle infestation of 1995 to the mid-2000s.
- Kluane National Park: Healing Broken Connections
Craig McKinnon discusses the negotiated treaties or agreements that were made with Champagne and Kluane First Nations. Kluane National Park hopes to re-connect the First Nation peoples to this land from which they were removed 50 years ago. McKinnon shows a njal, a traditional moss and pole house.
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