Hän Singers

Hän Singers

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Dawson, Yukon

Traditional Dancing and Drumming

The Hän Singers have been actively singing traditional Hän songs since the early 1990s, however the history of the songs sung by the TH Singers extends back to the early 1900s. Chief Isaac, the most influential Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in leader, foresaw that his people were going to lose an important part of their culture; the songs and dances. Elders tell stories of how Chief Isaac gave Hän songs to Alaskan people for safekeeping.  They have performed at large events such as the bi-ennial Moosehide Gathering, Commissioner’s Tea and Potlatches, National Aboriginal Day Celebrations, CYFN General Assemblies, and the Governor General of Canada.  Since Moosehide Gathering 2006, the group has received two new songs and is now in the process of learning these songs.