• Rural Spotlight: Dennis And Jenny Shorty

    Dennis Shorty is a musician, master carver, artist, drummaker, and storyteller from Ross River. His journey into art began by observing his family’s carving traditions, evolving into a spiritual practice connecting him with his ancestors. Despite challenges faced during the Residential School years, Dennis is dedicated to revitalizing his cultural legacy. Dennis’s mission in life,…

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  • Rural Spotlight: Erin Holm

    My name is Erin Holm, I moved up to the Yukon on a whim from Saskatchewan in 2018. My corporate (9-5) is in marketing and I’m also an Indigenous Governance student at YukonU. I started Den Designs back in 2016 in memory of and in honour of my late father, Dennis (hence Den Designs). Den…

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  • Rural Spotlight: Lue Maxwell

    As a northern and rural entrepreneur, Lue Maxwell’s experience and basket of tricks include facilitating workshops and training in professional development, entrepreneurship, and well-being in mind, body, and spirit. Adding to that are customized career and life coaching, personal transformational energy coaching, and hypnotherapy. She also carves out time to create and produce a line…

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  • Rural Spotlight: Marlene Smith

    Hello, I’m Marlene Smith-Tutin, I am Aishihik from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. I grew up in Canyon Creek. In 2008 I graduated from the Culinary program at what was then Yukon College and have been feeding Yukers ever since. I love to be outdoors, I love animals and I love food!   You can…

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  • Community Spotlight: Daniel Blake

    Daniel Blake was raised in Tsiigehtchic and now lives in his grandmother’s home community of Old Crow. When he is not spending time with his 3yr old son Thomas, he’s working on his business. Daniel Blake Contracting does landscaping, cache clean-ups, and airport/cargo pick-ups. Stay tuned for more as he expands his service offerings! Daniel…

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  • Meet the Maker: Esa Suominen

    Esa is an Operations Assistant at Yukonstruct and you will see him around in both the Makespace and the Cospace helping out with general Yukonstruct duties! He also makes vinyl collectible characters named Mawa and he sells them online and in person at pop-ups every now and then. Esa also loves snowboarding! We have a…

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  • Meet the Maker: Robin Bishop

    Robin has been a member of Yukonstruct since she moved to the Yukon in May of 2022. Robin’s creative project, Cosmic Phantasmagoria, describes her artistic journey of exploring consciousness. She is inspired by nature, science, and spirit— this precious experience of being. Hand-painted button pins, paintings, and crochet works are what she is currently bringing…

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  • StartUp Canada Awards celebrate Yukon entrepeneurs!

    This past Saturday, Yukonstruct hosted the annual Startup Canada Awards – North Region program. The event took place at NorthLight Innovation – home to Whitehorse’s key entrepreneur support organizations, Yukonstruct Society and Yukon College’s Cold Climate Innovation. Recently outfitted with art by local artists and full of inspiring energy, the venue was the perfect backdrop…

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  • Firebean Coffee coming to YuKonstruct!

    In the wake of a successful visit from Small Business and Tourism Federal Minister Bardish Chagger, the YuKonstruct Makerspace and (co)space Team are hitting the streets with opportunities for the community to put their names behind the awesome work going on within our walls. Mike and Sarah Russo, founders and owners of Firebean Coffee Roasters, are…

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