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Yukon (/juːkɒn/ (About this sound listen); French: [jykɔ̃]; also commonly called the Yukon) is the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three federal territories (the other two are the Northwest Territories and Nunavut). It has the smallest population of any province or territory in Canada, with 35,874 people. Whitehorse is the territorial capital and Yukon's only city.

Yukon was split from the Northwest Territories in 1898 and was originally named the Yukon Territory. The federal government's Yukon Act, which received royal assent on March 27, 2002, established Yukon as the territory's official name, though Yukon Territory is also still popular in usage and Canada Post continues to use the territory's internationally approved postal abbreviation of YT. Though officially bilingual (English and French), the Yukon Government also recognizes First Nations languages.

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The Tlingit or Tlinkit (/ˈklɪŋkɪt/ or /ˈtlɪŋɡɪt/) are an Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Their name for themselves is Lingít, meaning "human beings" (Athabaskan pronunciation: [ɬɪŋkɪt]). The Russian name Koloshi (Колюжи) (from an Alutiiq term for the labret) or the related German name Koulischen may be encountered in older historical literature, such as Shelikov's 1796 map of Russian America.

The Tlingit are a matrilineal society that developed a complex hunter-gatherer culture in the temperate rainforest of the southeast Alaska coast and the Alexander Archipelago. An inland subgroup, known as the Inland Tlingit, inhabits the far northwestern part of the province of British Columbia and the southern Yukon Territory of Canada.

The Tlingit language (pronounced /ˈklɪŋkɪt/ in English, Lingít IPA: [ɬɪŋkɪ́t] in Tlingit) is spoken by the Tlingit people of Southeast Alaska and Western Canada. It is a branch of the Na-Dené language family. It is well known not only for its complex grammar and sound system, but also for using certain phonemes which are not heard in almost any other language.

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Keish (c. 1855 – July 11, 1916), better known by his English name Skookum Jim Mason, was a member of the Tagish First Nation in what became the Yukon Territory of Canada. He was born close to Bennett Lake. Skookum Jim Mason was born to a Tahltan woman in the Telegraph Creek area, which under matrilineal society made him Tahltan. He lived in Carcross, Yukon.

In the mid 1880s, he worked as a packer over the Chilkoot Pass carrying supplies for miners, where he earned his Skookum nickname because of his extraordinary strength. Skookum means "strong", "big" and "reliable" in the Chinook Jargon and regional English as used in the Pacific Northwest.

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Emerald Lake is a located in southern Yukon, notable for its intense green color. It is located on the South Klondike Highway at kilometre 117.5 (mile 73.5), measured from Skagway, Alaska

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