Whitehorse festival celebrating northern Indigenous art and culture in full swing after pandemic hiatus – APTN News

Whitehorse festival celebrating northern Indigenous art and culture in full swing after pandemic hiatus – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 202259 Views

Jul 04, 2022

The annual Adäka Cultural Festival based in Whitehorse which showcases Indigenous arts and culture from across the northern circumpolar region is back again after a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic.

Kicking off on June 29, the festival includes artists and performers from across northern Canada and Alaska, as well as countries like Finland, Norway and Greenway.

Adäka is the southern Tutchone word for “coming into the light.” Organizer and co-founder Katie Johnson says the name has never been more fitting.

“It’s a really special year, it’s like we’re relighting the spirit of what Adäka really about,” she says.

Adäka was initially founded in 2011 and was set to celebrate its tenth-year anniversary in 2021. Johnson says despite the hiatus, Adäka is celebrating its tenth year at this year’s festival.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/adaka-cultural-festival-whitehorse-yukon-2022/

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