Yukon’s Adaka Cultural Festival draws talent from across the North – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201882 Views

Week-long event celebrates and highlights Indigenous culture, traditional and modern

Jul 04, 2018

For Heather Bell Callaghan, cedar weaving is all about letting go.

“It’s kind of hard to explain — it’s very meditative, and very healthy,” she said, while teaching her craft at the Adaka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse.

“At first, you think that weaving’s something that you could do and create, and that you’re kind of in control. And over time, it kind of becomes more like you need to weave, because it’s so healing.”

Callaghan is just one of more than 100 visual and performing artists at Adaka this week.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/yukon-adaka-cultural-festival-2018-1.4732729

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