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Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre, Dawson

Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre.  Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage
[Photo Credit: Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage]

-creating wellness, respect and pride in Dawson City-

Visitors to Dawson City can’t help but be impressed with the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre overlooking the mighty Yukon River. The unique building design incorporates Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in cultural forms such as fish drying racks and a traditional brush house. More impressive than this beautiful structure though, is the many ways that the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre has enriched the lives of visitors, staff, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in citizens and the Dawson community as a whole.

Since opening in 1998, the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre has become a hub of activity for cultural revitalization, knowledge, and activity. Staff work in an environment that values their personal strengths and stories, and supports them to stretch their wings, discover cultural knowledge and practices and create new programs. At a community level, the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre has earned respect and created pride amongst young and old alike. 

Here’s a short video on the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre:

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