Chilkoot Trail

The article discusses a new art exhibit and video series in Whitehorse that aims to explore the Indigenous significance of the Chilkoot Trail, a historic trail known for its association with the Klondike Gold Rush. The project, called “Precious Places,” was produced by the Carcross/Tagish First Nation in partnership with Parks Canada.

The video series features stories and perspectives from the Indigenous community, aiming to provide a different viewpoint from the commonly promoted settler and gold rush narratives. Gary Sidney Johnson, a member of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, composed music for the series after hiking the traditional trail and being inspired by the experience.

New video series highlights Indigenous history of the iconic Chilkoot Trail

Author: CBC News

Year: 2023

Media Type: News Article