The Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, are a traditional Inland Tlingit dance group based out of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. They focus on reclaiming their languages and traditional values through the art form of singing, drumming, dancing, and storytelling. The Dakhká Khwaán Dancers strive to present their performance with the outmost respect to cultural protocol and with the highest form of artistic integrity. Since 2007, they have grown from 6 to 30 members and they started a Kids Group, the Dakhká Khwaán Jrs. Members are from the: Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Teslin Tlingit Council, Taku River Tlingit, Kluane First Nation and the Kwanlin Dun First Nation; the common thread between them is their Inland Tlingit ancestry. Dakhká Khwáan means Inland People/Nation, a name given to them by the late Dakla’weidi elder, Eliza Bosely. They are members of the Dakla’weidi, Yan Yedi, Ganaxteidi, Deisheetaan, Ishkihittaan, Kookhittaan, Lukaax.ádi and Wolf Clans. The group is led by Marilyn Jensen, who has danced since she was 2, and they are advised by their loving group Elders. All of the members share a passion for expressing their identity through the arts and absolutely love to sing, drum, learn language, make regalia and dance.
Together, they have danced across Canada, the US, New Zealand, Taiwan and at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and the Pam Am Games in 2015. Recently the group was received the 2014 National Aboriginal Cultural-Tourism Award.