Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Whitehorse, Yukon

Rhoda Merkel

2020/2021 Shakaat Artist-in-Residence

Rhoda is a Wolf Clan member of the Tahltan Nation.  She was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon.  Her love for creating has been a lifelong passion inherited from her mother, grandmother, and from the many ladies who were associated with Yukon Native Products. 

As a First Nation artist she beads and sews First Nation regalia, tells First Nation stories, paints, and writes. She applies her expertise to developing First Nation art-based curriculum, workshops, programs, and to coordinating the Arts in Education. Yukon – YG. (The program hires artists to assist teachers with ways to use the arts to deliver core curricular requirements) 

She instructs Introduction to Arts in Education at Yukon College.

Rhoda is a passionate promoter of art, specifically First Nation art, culture and artists.  Her studio is in Atlin, B.C.