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Helping Emerging Artists Develop the Artistic, Social and Business Skills Required for Personal Success

The Northern Cultural Expressions Society is a dynamic, non-profit organization, committed to providing opportunities for young people; channeling their energy to artistic expressions and business development. Our programs are directed at Yukon First Nations students but are open to all cultures. We invite you to enjoy our gallery of unique creations. You can support our program by donation, commission, or purchasing an item that calls to you. All transactions made through NCES benefit our artists in total.

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
The owners of Sundog Retreat Centre founded our organization; however, over time the programming expanded into a dynamic, non-profit organization called the Northern Cultural Expressions Society. Although our organization has undergone name changes, our mission has not changed. We remain committed to providing opportunities for young people. Encouraging them to channel their energy to artistic expression, and business development. Current and past participants have been invited to represent the Yukon Territory in other countries and are in demand to offer their services as artists, cultural ambassadors and artistic instructors.
Powerful changes have taken place as young artists use their new carving skills to move out of a cycle of physical abuse, emotional neglect, justice system involvement, substance abuse and multi-generational effects of residential school. Many participants have not experienced success in a traditional classroom or workplace, but demonstrate noticeable improvements in their outlook and self-esteem with our programming.

Our programs are directed at Yukon First Nations students but are open to all cultures. We invite you to enjoy our gallery of unique creations.
You can support our program by donation, commission, or purchasing an item that calls to you. All transactions made through NCES benefit our artists in total.

OUR VISION:

A network of artists living healthy lives, who have strong self-esteem and are contributing positively to their family and communities. Dedicated to a vibrant First Nation culture and to a diverse Yukon cultural industry, through sharing traditional arts and customs.

OUR MISSION:

Helping emerging artists develop the artistic, cultural, social and business skills required for personal success.

NEXT STEPS FOR OUR YUKON FIRST NATION ARTISTS…

Young artists in NCES are creating spectacular pieces everyday – masks, rattles, paddles, plaques, regalia, and other significant artwork. More importantly, they are making changes in the way they feel about themselves and their community. Their artwork is in high demand, both locally and nationally.

Dozens of people have been coming forward with suggestions, ideas and requests for programming that builds upon the existing carving program. We are looking for advice and direction as we move forward.