Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers

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Whitehorse, Yukon

Traditional Inland Tlingit Dance

The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, from the Southern, Yukon Territory of Canada, work to bring opportunity of cultural revitalization and social transformation within our communities by reclaiming our languages, traditional values through the art form of singing, drumming, dancing, and storytelling.  We strive to present our culture with the outmost respect to cultural protocol and with the highest form of artistic integrity

Since 2007, our group has grown from 6 to 25 members representing the Inland Tlingit communities;  Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Teslin Tlingit Council, Taku River Tlingit,  Kluane First Nation and the Kwanlin Dun First Nation; the common thread between all of us is our Inland Tlingit ancestry; Dakhká Khwáan means Inland People/Nation.  We are members of the Dakla’weidi, Yan Yedi, Ganaxteidi, Deisheetaan, Ishkihittaan, Kookhittaan,  Lukaax.ádi and Wolf Clans.  Our group is comprised of many dancers who have been participating in traditional singing and dancing since childhood and also people who are just learning about their culture.