Artists & Performers

The Festival features a rich mixture of traditional and contemporary visual and performing artists from across Canada and the North. 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 Applications

Interested in applying to perform or demonstrate your skills as a visual artist at the Adäka Cultural Festival?

Visit our dedicated page to learn more about what we’re looking for and how to apply. We’re eager to hear from you!

Performing Artists

Boyd Benjamin

Boyd Benjamin

Gwitchin Fiddler

Daghaalhaan K’e

Daghaalhaan K’e

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Traditional Inland Tlingit Dance

Dakwäkäda Dancers

Dakwäkäda Dancers

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Dena Zagi

Dena Zagi

Traditional Contemporary Folk/Rock

Diyet & The Love Soldiers

Diyet & The Love Soldiers

Alternative/Aboriginal Folk, Roots, Country

Gerald Edzerza

Gerald Edzerza

Tahltan Fiddling

Jerry Alfred & ShunDun

Jerry Alfred & ShunDun

Northern Tutchone Folk

Jona Barr

Jona Barr

Singer/Songwriter

Josh & Jamie Tetlichi

Josh & Jamie Tetlichi

Vuntut Gwich'in, Traditional Fiddling / Guitar

Kevin Barr

Kevin Barr

Country/Folk/Roots

Madi Dixon

Madi Dixon

Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

Mathew Nuqingaq

Mathew Nuqingaq

Jewelry/Metalwork, Inuit Drummer

Nive & the Deer Children

Nive & the Deer Children

Folk Pop

Rising Sun Singers

Rising Sun Singers

Traditional Drumming & Song

Selkirk Spirit Dancers

Selkirk Spirit Dancers

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Stanley Njootli

Stanley Njootli

Fiddling

Starr Drynock

Starr Drynock

Traditional Singing & Drumming

Tahltan Sacred Headwaters

Tahltan Sacred Headwaters

Traditional/Contemporary Folk

Taku Kwaan Dancers

Taku Kwaan Dancers

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

Tu Łidlini Dene Drummers

Tu Łidlini Dene Drummers

Traditional Drumming

Women of Wisdom

Women of Wisdom

Visual Artists

Amy Tessaro

Amy Tessaro

Tahltan Stained Glass Artist

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

Brenda Asp

Brenda Asp

Jewelry

Charlene Baker

Charlene Baker

Tlingit and Northern Tutchone Weaver and Traditional Crafter

Dennis Shorty

Dennis Shorty

Mountain Slavey and Kaska Carver

Diane Olsen

Diane Olsen

Beading

Dolores Scheffen

Dolores Scheffen

Traditional Han Crafter

Duran Henry

Duran Henry

Northern Tutchone Sculptor

Edward Kyikavichik

Edward Kyikavichik

Printmaking

Elizabeth Kyikavichik

Elizabeth Kyikavichik

Beading

Ella Johnston

Ella Johnston

Eugene Alfred

Eugene Alfred

Tlingit and Northern Tutchone Carver and Sculptor

Florence Moses

Florence Moses

Traditional Craft

Gary Tautenthahn

Gary Tautenthahn

Sculpture

George Roberts, “Bandit Blades”

George Roberts, “Bandit Blades”

Knife Making

Graham Everitt

Graham Everitt

Painting

Heather Callaghan

Heather Callaghan

Fashion, Weaving

Janelle Hager

Janelle Hager

Traditional Craft

Jared Kane

Jared Kane

Ta'an Kwäch'än Sculptor

Jean Taylor

Jean Taylor

Painting

Justien Senoa Wood

Justien Senoa Wood

Painting, Carving, Jewellery

Karen Bien

Karen Bien

Traditional Craft

Karen Cumberland

Karen Cumberland

Birch Bark Baskets, Fish Scale Art, Beading

Kaylyn Baker

Kaylyn Baker

Beading

Lena Sanford

Lena Sanford

Lorraine Wolfe

Lorraine Wolfe

Tlingit Sculptor and Painter

Mark Preston

Mark Preston

Tlingit Sculptor, Painter, and Jeweller

Mary Caeser

Mary Caeser

Painting, Traditional Craft

Mathew Nuqingaq

Mathew Nuqingaq

Jewelry/Metalwork, Inuit Drummer

Melanie Bennett

Melanie Bennett

Traditional Craft and Sewing

Nancy Hager

Nancy Hager

Traditional Arts

Owen Munroe

Owen Munroe

Wood Sculpture

Sarah Lennie

Sarah Lennie

Traditional Craft

Shirlee Frost

Shirlee Frost

Stormy Bradley

Stormy Bradley

Beader

Tamika Knutson

Tamika Knutson

Jewelry and Metalwork

Teagyn Vallevand

Teagyn Vallevand

Beading

Tony Tessaro

Tony Tessaro

Tahltan Stained Glass Artist

Vashti Etzel

Vashti Etzel

Traditional/Contemporary Craft and Beadwork

Velma Olsen

Velma Olsen

Beading, Sewing

Vernon Asp

Vernon Asp

Sculpture, Painting, Prints

Violet Gatensby

Violet Gatensby

Painting, Carving

Whitney Horne

Whitney Horne

Artist & Designer

Cultural Presenters

Bessie Cooley

Bessie Cooley

Cultural Presenter

Blake Lepine

Blake Lepine

Tlingit, Han, and Cree Sculptor and Painter

Carol Geddes

Carol Geddes

Filmmaker

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Fashion

Joe Tetlichi

Joe Tetlichi

Cultural Presenter

Mary Caeser

Mary Caeser

Painting, Traditional Craft

Mathew Nuqingaq

Mathew Nuqingaq

Jewelry/Metalwork, Inuit Drummer

Phil Gatensby

Phil Gatensby

storytelling

Ron Chambers

Ron Chambers

Shirlee Frost

Shirlee Frost