According to legend, Yukon's land has been peopled since a mythological creature named Crow created the world. Yukon First Nations include the Southern and Northern Tutchone, Tlingit, Tagish, Kaska, Tanana, Han and Gwitchin people. The Inuvialuit peoples' traditional hunting grounds include northern Yukon. Respect for the land, its creatures and the forces of nature, combined with a rich oral tradition, form the foundations of the Yukon First Nations culture.

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Melding nature with art

The works of First Nations artists and artisans are highly regarded for their exquisite craftsmanship and remarkable insight into the natural and spiritual worlds. Many of the territory's renowned artisans have pushed the traditional handicrafts of knitting, quilting, weaving, carving and beading into the realm of art. Music, dance and song are complemented with stories, plays and poems. Beaded moccasins and mukluks can be found in galleries and shops. More exotic native carvings, masks and jewellery are carved from antlers, wood, bone, horn and even mastodon ivory.

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