Moments from Mayo to Moosehide

Stories and photos by Malkolm Boothroyd and Adil Darvesh | March 23, 2024

Happy World Water Day! Today we’re looking back to July 2022 when First Nations youth spent 9 days paddling along the Stewart and Yukon rivers during the Mayo to Moosehide river trip.

For decades CPAWS Yukon has organized or helped organize and guide on the land trips into different areas. These kinds of trips not only give youth life-changing skills and experiences, but also the agency and confidence to speak up for the land, water, and wildlife. Read on as we spotlight special moments from the journey, which was organized by the Yukon First Nation Education Directorate (YFNED), First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, and CPAWS Yukon.

This blog post is a social media roundup based on posts shared in 2023 covering special moments from the Mayo to Moosehide river trip. Parts of this trip were in the Dawson Region, where land use planning is currently underway. Getting youth on river trips has been of utmost importance for us at CPAWS Yukon and has more and more been a focus of our work.