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YFN 2010 Performing Artists Showcase Celebrates Support from Yukon's Airline

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Council of Yukon First Nations "Project YFN 2010" is pleased to announce that Air North - Yukon's Airline has joined the Project Team as Title Sponsor of the show 'What the Land Remembers'. The YFN 2010 Show, directed by Alejandro Ronceria, will be presented to a Yukon audience on January 10, 2010 at the Yukon Arts Centre prior to travelling to the Four Host First Nation's Aboriginal Pavilion in Vancouver.

"Air North's Spirit In Action sponsorship supports the advancement of youth, education, and culture. The YFN2010 showcase of Yukon First Nations culture and history is a remarkable project. We are pleased to be a partner in the success in bringing the show "What the Land Remembers" to Yukoners and worldwide audiences" said Joseph Sparling, President, Air North - Yukon's Airline. "We will be cheering these gifted, dedicated Yukoners on throughout the next months as they prepare for these future journeys."

The show, along with each of the other six programs of the YFN 2010 Project, includes the recruitment and training of Yukon First Nations finest in visual and performing arts, youth, elders and business. This contingent of 70 will be featured on February 21 at the Aboriginal Pavilion in Vancouver and hosted by the Four Host First Nations. The team will also support the Yukon Government's programming entitled 'Yukon Culture at 2010'.

"We are extremely proud to welcome Air North - Yukon's Airline to our team and this Project", said Council of Yukon First Nations Grand Chief, Andy Carvill. "The show is a major element of the Project and for our performing artists, it has been an incredible journey in collaboration, sharing, skill development, long hours and learning. We will all be proud to share this show with the Yukon, in January and more so, to have the show be presented to the world next year."

Project YFN 2010 is a tremendous people and product development endeavor. Since the Council of Yukon First Nations signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with Four Host First Nations (FHFN), Yukon First Nations performing artists have committed hours in rehearsals, training and building a world-stage ready performance.

Air North - Yukon's Airline joins Golden Predator as sponsors of the Project. Both the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) and the Yukon Government have contributed over $1 million total. For more information about the Project, schedules, the team, sponsors and more, please go to www.yfn2010.org.

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