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!

Performing Artists

Aasiva

Aasiva

Throat Singing

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

Greyson Gritt

Greyson Gritt

Folk, Blues

Highrolla’Graffik

Highrolla’Graffik

Hip-Hop

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

N’we Jinan

N’we Jinan

Hip-Hop/Rap

Nive & the Deer Children

Nive & the Deer Children

Folk Pop

Olga Letykai

Olga Letykai

Performance

Rising Sun Singers

Rising Sun Singers

Traditional Drumming & Song

Sean of the Yukon

Sean of the Yukon

Singer/Songwriter

Selkirk Spirit Dancers

Selkirk Spirit Dancers

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

SlinCraze

SlinCraze

Hip-Hop

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

Teslin Dancers

Teslin Dancers

Traditional Dance

The Hip Hop Show #14

The Hip Hop Show #14

Hip Hop/Rap

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hän Singers

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Hän Singers

Traditional Song/Dance

Women of Wisdom

Women of Wisdom

Youth Tu Ledlini Dancers

Youth Tu Ledlini Dancers

Traditional Dance

Visual Artists

Amanda Hugon

Amanda Hugon

Carving, Printmaking

Amy Tessaro

Amy Tessaro

Tahltan Stained Glass Artist

Anna Hoover

Anna Hoover

Weaver

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

Carmen Miller

Carmen Miller

Beading

Catherine Cockney

Catherine Cockney

Beading

Darcy McDiarmid

Darcy McDiarmid

Painting

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

Eugene Alfred

Eugene Alfred

Tlingit and Northern Tutchone Carver and Sculptor

Evgeniy Salinder

Evgeniy Salinder

Nenets - Antler, Bone and Ivory carving

Florence Moses

Florence Moses

Traditional Craft

Fredrik Prost

Fredrik Prost

Sami Handicraft

Gary Tautenthahn

Gary Tautenthahn

Sculpture

George Roberts, “Bandit Blades”

George Roberts, “Bandit Blades”

Knife Making

Graham Everitt

Graham Everitt

Painting

Heather Callaghan

Heather Callaghan

Hovak Johnston

Hovak Johnston

Traditional Arts

Inga-Wiktoria Påve

Inga-Wiktoria Påve

Painting

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

Karen Bien

Karen Bien

Traditional Craft

Karen Cumberland

Karen Cumberland

Birch Bark Baskets, Fish Scale Art, Beading

Kaylyn Baker

Kaylyn Baker

beading

Kuzy Curley

Kuzy Curley

Inuit Carver

Lena Moon

Lena Moon

Traditional Craft, Beading

Lena Sanford

Lena Sanford

Lorraine Wolfe

Lorraine Wolfe

Tlingit Sculptor and Painter

Margaret Nazon

Margaret Nazon

Beading

Mark Preston

Mark Preston

Tlingit Sculptor, Painter, and Jeweller

Mary Caeser

Mary Caeser

Painting, Traditional Craft

Mathew Nuqingaq

Mathew Nuqingaq

Jewelry/Metalwork, Inuit Drummer

Maynard Johnny Jr.

Maynard Johnny Jr.

Painting

Melanie Bennett

Melanie Bennett

Traditional Craft and Sewing

Michael Massie

Michael Massie

Jewelry, Carving

Minnie Clark

Minnie Clark

Nancy Hager

Nancy Hager

Traditional Arts

Nancy Oakley

Nancy Oakley

Pottery, Basketry

Owen Munroe

Owen Munroe

Wood Sculpture

Piona Keyuakjuk

Piona Keyuakjuk

Ricky Tagaban

Ricky Tagaban

Chilkat Weaver

Rosalind Mercredi

Rosalind Mercredi

Glass Art

Sarah Lennie

Sarah Lennie

Traditional Craft

Shirlee Frost

Shirlee Frost

Shirley Kakfwi

Shirley Kakfwi

Traditional Craft

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

Inland Tlingit Traditional Arts

Cultural Presenters

Anna Hoover

Anna Hoover

Weaver

Bessie Cooley

Bessie Cooley

Cultural Presenter

Blake Lepine

Blake Lepine

Tlingit, Han, and Cree Sculptor and Painter

Carol Geddes

Carol Geddes

Filmmaker

Evgeniy Salinder

Evgeniy Salinder

Nenets - Antler, Bone and Ivory carving

FASHION SHOW: Co:host Christian Branden

FASHION SHOW: Co:host Christian Branden

Fashion

Fredrik Prost

Fredrik Prost

Sami Handicraft

Greyson Gritt

Greyson Gritt

Folk, Blues

Hovak Johnston

Hovak Johnston

Traditional Arts

Inga-Wiktoria Påve

Inga-Wiktoria Påve

Painting

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Jeneen Frei Njootli

Fashion

Joe Tetlichi

Joe Tetlichi

Cultural Presenter

Kuzy Curley

Kuzy Curley

Inuit Carver

Margaret Nazon

Margaret Nazon

Beading

Mary Caeser

Mary Caeser

Painting, Traditional Craft

Mathew Nuqingaq

Mathew Nuqingaq

Jewelry/Metalwork, Inuit Drummer

Michael Massie

Michael Massie

Jewelry, Carving

Olga Letykai

Olga Letykai

Performance

Phil Gatensby

Phil Gatensby

storytelling

Piona Keyuakjuk

Piona Keyuakjuk

Ron Chambers

Ron Chambers

Shirlee Frost

Shirlee Frost

SlinCraze

SlinCraze

Hip-Hop