This season we're celebrating the trapping heritage of the Southern Lakes region at Haa Shagóon Hídi.
On Oct 18th, C/TFN held an opening for “Haa G̱aatáa Haa Ḵusteeyí - Our Trapping Our Way of Life,” a multimedia exhibit showcasing the long story of trapping in the region.
It includes artifacts, artwork, photographs, tools, regalia, fur-fashion, as well as works from artists like Annie Smith and Ted Harrison. It also features trapping and sewing tools uncovered on the Yukon’s ice fields.
Multimedia elements include historic recordings of elders sharing stories of their lives living off the land and curated archival photographs.
Organizers say the exhibit is more than a historical display — it’s a connection to a living legacy.
“This is a means to reconnect with a living culture deeply rooted in history,” says curator Sandra Storey. “The intent is not just to educate, but to inspire curiosity, mindfulness, and respect for the land and its people.”
It will wrap just before Christmas with a Christmas Fur Fashion Show.
Here are some photos from opening day.