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Dawson City Indigenous Sight

Its inviting atmosphere makes the center a good stop to explore the heritage of Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nations people. For countless generations Hän-speaking people lived in the Yukon River drainage of western Yukon and eastern Alaska. This specific language group settled around the mouth of the Klondike River. Through annually rotating displays, as well as tours, cultural activities, films, live radio broadcasts, and performances, you can learn about the traditional and contemporary life of "the people of the river." Though somewhat sparse, the historical exhibits convey a sense of what the gold rush was like for the people who were here first. Special summer activities include music events and daily programs in beading, Indigenous medicine, and tea- and jelly-making. The gift shop sells fine First Nations art, clothing, and beaded footwear, and stocks music and books. Admission is valid for two days.

Indigenous Sight

Quick Facts

1131 Front St.
Dawson City, Yukon  Y0B 1G0, Canada

867-993–7100-ext. 500

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$10, Closed mid-Sept.–late May and Sun.

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