Artists & Performers

The Festival features a rich mixture of traditional and contemporary visual and performing artists from each Yukon First Nation, as well as visiting artists from British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Alaska and Greenland. The interweaving of music, dance, storytelling, traditional arts and crafts, and workshops with the warmth of the Yukon spirit will ensure this Festival is one to remember!

Artist Application Form

Artist Applications for the 2016 Festival are now closed. Please check back in the fall for information on applying for the 2017 Festival.

Performing Artists

Ben Charlie

Ben Charlie

Gwitch'in Fiddler

Boyd Benjamin

Boyd Benjamin

Gwitchin Fiddler

Brian Ladue

Brian Ladue

Contemporary Folk/Rock

Colin Adjun

Colin Adjun

Arctic Fiddle

Cris Derksen

Cris Derksen

Traditional/Contemporary Cellist

Daghaalhaan K’e

Daghaalhaan K’e

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Traditional Inland Tlingit Dance

Dakhkà Khwàan Juniors

Dakhkà Khwàan Juniors

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Dakwäkäda Dancers

Dakwäkäda Dancers

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Daniel Tlen

Daniel Tlen

Southern Tutchone Song

Dena Zagi

Dena Zagi

Traditional Contemporary Folk/Rock

Diyet

Diyet

Alternative Folk, Roots, Country, & Traditional Aboriginal

Duane Gastant’ Aucoin

Duane Gastant’ Aucoin

Comedy/Storytelling/Film

Ed Peekeekoot

Ed Peekeekoot

Country/Folk

Elaine Jakesta

Elaine Jakesta

Singer/Songwriter

Gustin Adjun

Gustin Adjun

Arctic Fiddle

Ian Angus

Ian Angus

Traditional Pow Wow Dancing

Jerry Alfred & Shun Dun

Jerry Alfred & Shun Dun

Northern Tutchone Folk

Kathleen Merritt

Kathleen Merritt

Traditional/Contemporary Inuit Throat Singing

Kevin Barr

Kevin Barr

Country/Folk/Roots

Les Walker

Les Walker

Contemporary Folk/Rock

Madi Dixon

Madi Dixon

Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Mark Rutledge

Mark Rutledge

Traditional Pow-Wow Dancer

Pamyua

Pamyua

Traditional/Contemporary Yu'pik Music

Rising Sun Singers

Rising Sun Singers

Traditional Drumming & Song

Ryan McMahon

Ryan McMahon

Comedy

Sally Lutchman

Sally Lutchman

Country/Folk

Selkirk Spirit Dancers

Selkirk Spirit Dancers

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Sharon Shorty

Sharon Shorty

Comedian and Storyteller

Starr Drynock

Starr Drynock

Traditional Singing & Drumming

Taku Kwaan Dancers

Taku Kwaan Dancers

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Tuktoyuktuk Siglit Drummers & Dancers

Tuktoyuktuk Siglit Drummers & Dancers

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Women of Wisdom

Women of Wisdom

Yuka Drummers

Yuka Drummers

Traditional Drumming & Song

Visual Artists

Amber Walker

Amber Walker

Aztec Graphic Artist

Amy Tessaro

Amy Tessaro

Tahltan Stained Glass Artist

Ann Smith

Ann Smith

Tutchone and Tlingit Raven's Tail Weaver

Arlene Ness

Arlene Ness

Sculpture, Painting & Jewellery

Ben Gribben

Ben Gribben

Tahltan Carver, Drawer, and Painter

Blair Thorson

Blair Thorson

Painting

Blake Lepine

Blake Lepine

Tlingit, Han, and Cree Sculptor and Painter

Brad Henry

Brad Henry

Tlingit Painting

Brian Walker

Brian Walker

Copper Sculptor

Calvin Morberg

Calvin Morberg

Tlingit Sculptor

Charlene Baker

Charlene Baker

Tlingit and Northern Tutchone Weaver and Traditional Crafter

Christine Sam

Christine Sam

Traditional Craft

Dawna Hope

Dawna Hope

Fish Scale Art

Debra Michel

Debra Michel

Cedar Artist

Dennis Shorty

Dennis Shorty

Mountain Slavey and Kaska Sculptor

Derrald Taylor

Derrald Taylor

Soapstone Sculptor

Dolores Scheffen

Dolores Scheffen

Traditional Han Crafter

Duran Henry

Duran Henry

Northern Tutchone Sculptor

Edwin Neel

Edwin Neel

Wood Sculpture

Elizabeth Kyikavichik

Elizabeth Kyikavichik

Fine Arts

Emma (Glazier) Hildebrand

Emma (Glazier) Hildebrand

Traditional Craft

Gary Tautenthahn

Gary Tautenthahn

Sculpture

George Roberts, “Bandit Blades”

George Roberts, “Bandit Blades”

Knife Making

Hayden McHugh

Hayden McHugh

Antler Sculpture

Heather Dickson

Heather Dickson

Traditional Craft & Fashion

Jared Kane

Jared Kane

Ta'an Kwäch'än Sculptor

Jerry Whitehead

Jerry Whitehead

Cree Painter

Joe Nasogaluak

Joe Nasogaluak

Soapstone Sculptor

Jonathan Allen Wurtak

Jonathan Allen Wurtak

Tlingit Painter and Printing Artist

Karen Nicloux

Karen Nicloux

Traditional Arts, Embroidery

Lena White

Lena White

Traditional Craft

Lorraine Wolfe

Lorraine Wolfe

Tlingit Sculptor

Mary Caeser

Mary Caeser

Kaska Painter

Megan Jensen

Megan Jensen

Tlingit Painter

Michel Labine

Michel Labine

Metis Stained Glass Artist

Nancy Hager

Nancy Hager

Traditional Arts

Nicole Paul

Nicole Paul

Painter

Owen Munroe

Owen Munroe

Wood Sculpture

Raistlen Jones

Raistlen Jones

Jeweller

Richard E Baker

Richard E Baker

Carving, Jewelry

Richard Shorty

Richard Shorty

Prints

Sarah McHugh

Sarah McHugh

Traditional Craft

Sharon Vittrekwa

Sharon Vittrekwa

Traditional Arts

Shayla Snowshoe

Shayla Snowshoe

Photography

Tania Larsson

Tania Larsson

Digital Arts & Jewelry

Wayne Carlick

Wayne Carlick

Tlingit Sculptor

Whitney Horne

Whitney Horne

Inland Tlingit Traditional Arts

Cultural Presenters

14 Nations Hand Games Society

14 Nations Hand Games Society

Cultural Presenter

Aydaygooay

Aydaygooay

Film- Cultural Presentation

Bessie Cooley

Bessie Cooley

Cultural Presenter

Blanket Exercise

Blanket Exercise

Cultural Presentation

Craig Mishler & Kenneth Frank

Craig Mishler & Kenneth Frank

Cultural Presenter

Doris McLean

Doris McLean

Cultural Presenter

Ever the Land

Ever the Land

Film- Feature Cultural Presentation

Frances Neumann

Frances Neumann

Cultural Presenter

Nimmikaage (She Dances for People)

Nimmikaage (She Dances for People)

Film- Cultural Presentation

Nuhoniyeh: Our Story

Nuhoniyeh: Our Story

Film- Cultural Presentation

Our Voices

Our Voices

Cultural Presenter

Released

Released

Film- Cultural Presentation

Ruth Carroll

Ruth Carroll

Cultural Presenter

Splintered Craft Collective

Splintered Craft Collective

Cultural Presenter

Vadzaih Nilii Gaih Tr’ahtsii: Making Caribou Dry Meat

Vadzaih Nilii Gaih Tr’ahtsii: Making Caribou Dry Meat

Film- Cultural Presentation

Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle

Yukon Aboriginal Sports Circle

Cultural Presenter