The annual Naka Festival, celebrating the Northern lights and surrounding culture, is returning for its third year from March 1 to 31. 

Naka, Wiiliideh for Northern lights, is a festival recognizing the aurora borealis through events such as photography workshops, a seminar on the science of the lights, film viewings, a fashion show and storytelling, among other events taking place both in person and virtually. 

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“The Naka Festival is a great opportunity to explore and celebrate Northern culture and the aurora borealis, and this year is no different,” said Mayor Rebecca Alty in a news release.

“I encourage everyone to get involved either online or in person, following all Covid-19 protocols and enjoy these fantastic events.”

The festival is being put on by the City of Yellowknife, the the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, the North Slave Metis Alliance, the Government of the Northwest Territories and Northwest Territories Tourism. 

More information on the festival and a schedule of the month’s events can be found at the City of Yellowknife website.

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Reporting courts and cops and general news, Natalie started with NNSL Media in 2020. Before moving to Yellowknife, Natalie worked as a community radio trainer in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First...

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