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Kohklux Map Potlatch Celebration

October 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

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One event on November 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Friday, October 18, 2019:
5:30 p.m. supper
6:30-8:30 p.m. films about our trading history

Saturday, October 19, 2019:
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. workshops, activities, sharing stories & displays
5 p.m. feast
Da Kų Cultural Centre
Dakwäkäda (Haines Junction), Yukon

Drawn in 1869 by the Tlingit Chief Kaalaxch’ (Kohklux), this rare map is one of the few examples of Indigenous map making in the North. It is especially important to CAFN because it is the oldest map of dákeyi (our traditional territory). We want to share the story behind the map,as well as family and community stories related to the trade.
Please join us to celebrate the connection between our people – Dän (Tutchone) and Tlingit – through this important piece of our history. Please bring your regalia, stories and songs to share!
Everyone is welcome.

One of the original maps drawn by Chief Kohklux and his wives will be coming north from San Fransisco for the anniversary celebrations!

Our trails bring us together
Haa deiyí wóoshxh haa ła.ât (Coastal Tlingit)
Łä`chʼi tän kwäga dūjal du (Southern Tutchone)

For more information:
Sheila Greer
sgreer@cafn.ca • (867) 634-3300

Please click the image below for a printable event flyer:

The Yukon Historical and Museums Association is also hosting a conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of the drawing of the Kohklux Maps this October 24-27 in Whitehorse.

For more details visit https://www.heritageyukon.ca/kohklux150

To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/our-trails-bring-us-together-ha…

If you would like to attend, but need help with registration fees, please contact sgreer@cafn.ca.