Yukon's Adäka Cultural Festival called off for 2nd year in a row

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Yukon’s Adäka Cultural Festival has been cancelled for another year.

The annual week-long event brings Indigenous cultural performers to Whitehorse and showcases local First Nations arts and culture.

This year’s festival was originally going to take place at the end of June, but was postponed to late August when a wave of COVID-19 cases hit the territory last month. 

Now, organizers have cancelled it altogether.

“It’s been pretty difficult to try and keep the momentum up to plan the event when there is so much uncertainty in Yukon right now with the current COVID outbreak,” said Charlene Alexander, executive director of the Yukon First Nations Cultural and Tourism Association.

She says the

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