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ABOUT US

The Northern Cultural Expressions Society is a dynamic, non-profit organization, committed to providing opportunities for young people; channeling their energy to artistic expressions and business development. Our programs are directed at Yukon First Nations students but are open to all cultures. We invite you to enjoy our gallery of unique creations. You can support our program by donation, commission, or purchasing an item that calls to you. All transactions made through NCES benefit our artists in total.

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COMPANY OVERVIEW:

The owners of Sundog Retreat Centre founded our organization; however, over time the programming expanded into a dynamic, non-profit organization called the Northern Cultural Expressions Society. Although our organization has undergone name changes, our mission has not changed. We remain committed to providing opportunities for young people. Encouraging them to channel their energy to artistic expression, and business development. Current and past participants have been invited to represent the Yukon Territory in other countries and are in demand to offer their services as artists, cultural ambassadors and artistic instructors.
Powerful changes have taken place as young artists use their new carving skills to move out of a cycle of physical abuse, emotional neglect, justice system involvement, substance abuse and multi-generational effects of residential school. Many participants have not experienced success in a traditional classroom or workplace, but demonstrate noticeable improvements in their outlook and self-esteem with our programming.

Our programs are directed at Yukon First Nations students but are open to all cultures. We invite you to enjoy our gallery of unique creations.
You can support our program by donation, commission, or purchasing an item that calls to you. All transactions made through NCES benefit our artists in total.

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FOR OUR YUKON FIRST NATION ARTISTS…

Young artists in NCES are creating spectacular pieces everyday – masks, rattles, paddles, plaques, regalia, and other significant artwork. More importantly, they are making changes in the way they feel about themselves and their community. Their artwork is in high demand, both locally and nationally.

Dozens of people have been coming forward with suggestions, ideas and requests for programming that builds upon the existing carving program. We are looking for advice and direction as we move forward.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Board of Directors 2019:

  • Doronn Fox – President

  • Pearl Callaghan – Vice President

  • VACANT – Secretary

  • VACANT – Treasurer

  • Ann Smith – Elder Representative

  • Darcy Tara – Member at Large

  • Heather Callaghan – Member at Large

  • Stewart Tizya – Carver Representative

  • Bre-Anna Beaven – Carver Representative

  • VACANT – Youth Representative

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Board of Directors 2018:

  • Micheal Prochazka – President

  • Pearl Callaghan – Vice President

  • Vacant – Secretary

  • Temira Vance – Treasurer

  • Ann Smith – Elder Representative

  • Doronn Fox – Member at Large

  • Vacant – Member at Large 2

  • Stewart Tizya – Carver Representative

  • Darcy Tara – Carver Representative

  • Bre-Anna Beaven – Youth Representative

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Board of Directors 2017:

  • Micheal Prochazka – President

  • Doronn Fox – Vice President

  • Krista Prochazka – Secretary

  • Alicia Vance – Treasurer

  • Ian Angus – Director at Large #1

  • Florence Moses – Director at Large #2

  • Ann Smith – Elder Representative #1

  • Les Johns – Elder Representative #2

  • Bre-Anna Beavan – Youth Representative

  • Duran Henry – Carving Representative

  • Calvin Morberg – Carving Representative 

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Board of Directors 2016:

  • Krista Reid – President

  • Doronn Fox – Vice President

  • Teagyn Vallevand – Secretary

  • Ian Angus – Director at Large

  • Ann Smith – Elder Representative #1

  • Les Johns – Elder Representative #2

  • Duran Henry – Carving Representative

  • Calvin Morberg – Carving Representative

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Elaine Shorty – Executive Director

Colin Teramura – Carving Program Supervisor

Stewart Tizya – Product Photographer/Gallery Manager in Training

Calvin Morberg – Carving Instructor

Bre-Anna Beavan – Gallery Assistant

Jackie Yaklin – Bookkeeper

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CARVING STUDIO & GALLERY

Address: 137A Industrial Rd

                Whitehorse, YT

                PO Box 30037

                Whitehorse, YT

                Y1A 5M2

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