Yukon, CAFN partner to deliver new Interpretive Guiding course

December 5, 2019

Yukon College, in partnership with Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN), has launched a new Interpretive Guiding course named, Dän Dákeyi Uyenjì, or ‘that person knows our country.’ The program, which began in September, equips students with skills and certifications to work as wilderness guides and interpreters, and maintain land-based, culturally focused employment on their traditional lands. The five-month program is based in a wall tent on Yukon’s Ayamdigut campus and features regular backcountry excursions in CAFN Traditional Territory. “Our land holds our stories and our identity as a people,” said CAFN Chief Dän nätthe äda Kaaxnox. “Having guides who have roots in our Traditional Territory brings a whole new dimension to interpretive guiding and also provides opportunities for our student experts to showcase their knowledge.” NationTalk (YK)