Da Kų Nän Ts’étthèt 2019

Da Kų Nän Ts’étthèt (Our House is Waking up the Land)

3rd Biannual Festival of Aboriginal Dance, Singing & Drumming Da Kų Cultural Centre, Haines Junction June 13-16, 2019 Tsür Khȩla Tsur khȩl (the woodpecker) is the symbol of our 2019 festival. The most common woodpecker species returning to dákeyi (our country) are the Hairy Woodpecker and the Northern Flicker (pictured). The familiar “tap, tap, tap” sound they make helps to wake up the land each spring. Artwork by Frances Oles.For more information, please phone Da Ku Cultural Centre at (867) 634-3300 or email daku@cafn.ca. You can also follow our Da Kų Nän Ts’étthèt – Dance Festival page on Facebook.Festival schedule: Available soon.

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and Da Kų Cultural Centre thank the MANY volunteers, staff members, workers and community members who helped make our 2017 festival a success!

Kwanishchis – Shaw Nithan – Thank you FUNDERS: Heritage Canada, Government of Yukon, Champagne and Aishihik First Nations           DONORSAnd special thanks to the following for their generous donations:

  • Air North, Yukon’s Airline
  • Aspen Place B&B
  • Baked Café
  • Dakwakada Development Corporation
  • Dana Naye Ventures
  • Little Green Apple
  • Lucky Dragon Restaurant
  • Nancy Keen of Juneau
  • Parkside Inn
  • Petro Top Spot
  • St. Elias Chamber of Commerce
  • Tim Ackerman of Haines
  • 14 Acre Farm


  1. Nancy Keen

    Yak’ei st’ootaat! Good morning from Juneau!. Look for Yee Ku Oo from Haa Aani/Aak’w Kwaan to attend this year’s Celebration. We are a multi cultural dance group with songs & dance from Tlingit, Tsimpshian, Haida, Aleut groups and more!
    My mother and I will be traveling up together and, are both CAFN members. Mary Lekanof & Nancy Keen~Raven/Coho. Yeil/L’uknaxh.adi~Gunaaxoo Kwaan. Gunal’cheesh!

    • Sharon Shorty

      We are so looking forward to host your group here in Haines Junction! See you June 1st!

  2. Selena

    Is there a schedule of events posted for the weekend?

    • Amy McKinnon

      The schedule is being finalized now and should be available by May 30. Thanks!

  3. Florian

    Great Event, we will come from Whitehorse to join.
    I am really looking forward to all the activities and performances that you set up.


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