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July/August

As Canada rings in its 150th birthday, we look back at some major turning points that have changed the North—and its relationship with Canada—over the last 150 years. It’s a story of colonization, of imposed institutions, of resilient people.

Also, we profile seven entrepreneurs across the three territories creating in-demand products inspired by the land and waters around them. And we get a peek inside the clay-covered creative world of Yellowknife’s Guild of Arts and Crafts.

In This Issue

Illustration by Beth Covvey

Going It Alone

What happens when a small Northern community takes on an empire

By Elaine Anselmi
Aug 17
2017
Permanent wood piles replace a temporary pontoon bridge on the Alaska Highway. Photo courtesy of Yukon Archives, R.A. Cartter fonds #1498

It Takes A War

How southern reactions to international conflicts are responsible for the look of much of the present-day North

By Elaine Anselmi
Aug 10
2017
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Facing The Fire

A family's treasure nearly goes up in flames

By Dylan Short
Aug 03
2017
Photo by Marianne Helm

The Stories In A Face

Gerald Kuehl portraits remind us of how life used to be

By Herb Mathisen
Jul 28
2017
Photo by Hannah Eden

Before And After The Gold Rush

Fred Sangris talks about Yellowknife past and present

By Elaine Anselmi
Jul 24
2017
Photo by Hannah Eden

The Mud Club

Lessons in humility at the Yellowknife guild

By Hannah Eden
Jul 21
2017
Photo by Daniel Campbell

The Bush Philosopher

Seeing the forest for the trees with Wes Pellissey

By Daniel Campbell
Jul 19
2017
Sealskin vest by Victorias Arctic Fashion. Photo by Hannah Eden

Growing A Business

Northern entrepreneurs use time-old traditions and 21st century tools

By Up Here
Jul 17
2017
Photo by Hannah Eden

Mayor By Default

Dawson City artist John Steins has done it all

By Hannah Eden
Jul 14
2017
Crowds assemble on Treaty Day in Fort Rae, NWT, in the 1930s. Photo courtesy of Glenbow Museum NA-3844-58

A Tale Of Two Worlds: The North 150 Years Later

Seven moments when the North's relationship with Canada fundamentally changed

By Up Here
Jul 01
2017