Meet ‘Famous Amos’ the Yukon Elder still playing hand games after 76 years


Hand games have been making a resurgence across the North with young and old playing side-by-side.

But for one Yukon Elder the sport has never gone out of style.

Amos Dick, also known as ‘Famous Amos,’ has been rocking – and winning – the game since 1942.

APTN’s Shirley McLean dropped by the 30th annual Yukon hand game tournament to learn why this senior keeps playing to the beat of the drum.