The Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre is a buzz Friday morning ready to host 128 Native youth and their loved supporters at the 43rd Native Graduation Ceremony in Whitehorse.
Native Grad 2018
.The 43rd Native Graduation Ceremony at Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre was held in Whitehorse on Friday.
128 grads from 20 first nations, across the northwest Canada. Including members of Cree, Blackfoot, Metis and Ojibwe ancestry.
An estimated 500 people were in attendance for speeches by Valedictorian Alicia Kramer, motivational speaker Tessa Bailey, Grand Chief Peter Johnson, and Regional Chief for the Assembly of First Nation Kluane Adamek, Ta an Kwachan Chief Kristina Kane and Elder Jessie Dawson.
Dozens of awards we given out at the ceremony to many students, all of whom have been touched by Yukon First Nation Graduation Society Excellence in Educational award recipient, Betsy Johnson