Danoja Zho Cultural Centre

Phone: (867) 993-6768
Front Street
Dawson YT

The resurgence of Trondk Hwchin culture is embodied in an extraordinary new building on the Dawson waterfront .

Dnoj Zho Cultural Centre is a dramatic exception to the town s gold rush theme by drawing on much older traditions, those of the Trondk Hwchin. The contemporary architecture interprets salmon drying racks and winter shelter and is surrounded by Yukon wild flowers, berry bushes and trees. The Cultural Centre overlooks the Yukon River and provides a magnificent view down river to Moosehide.

Dnoj Zho was officially opened in July 1998,and has become both a community centre for heritage activities and a visitor attraction. Visitors have an opportunity to learn about the traditional and contemporary life of Trondk Hwchin.

The Hammerstone Gallery guides you through the story of life at the traditional fish camp of Tr ochk, the gold rush and the steps Trondk Hwchin took to become self governing nation once again. Guided tours with Trondk Hwchin staff, seasonal displays, hands-on activities, films, concerts, contemporary dance, storytelling performances and special events are presented year-round.

Dnoj Zho is also considered to be a gateway to all Trondk Hwchin heritage sites, such as Tr ochk, Forty Mile, Twelve Mile and Tombstone Park. The Dnoj Zho gift shop provides locally made handcrafted clothing, footwear and jewellery, First Nation books and CD s and other gifts inspired by Aboriginal culture. The Centre is open 6 days a week in the summer months and open for scheduled activities, tours and programs the winter.

Opening Hours

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mid May thru Mid September

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