Indigenous youth find rewards in student-directed music program


Last updated 1/22/2024 at 9:51am

WHITEHORSE, Yukon-Indigenous students in Whitehorse are enjoying a new program that they, themselves, drive-instead of adults.

A new music program that lets students guide their lessons is offering a pressure-free way for Indigenous youth to engage with music classes. The New Music Education North runs four nights a week out of the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse.

The after-school classes are free with transportation and meals provided. The instructors, some of the territory's most-recognized musicians, follow the students' lead on what they want to learn. For instance, one preteen h...

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