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May/June 2021

Until this past spring it had been many generations since a qaggiq (or giant iglu) was built in Iqaluit. These master builders put one together in four days.

Photo courtesy Qaggiq Festival/Shawn Innuksuk



May/June 2021

iPhone displaying Inuktitut translation

When Microsoft added Inuktitut to its translation program, the world became a little less isolated.

Photo by Up Here

May/June 2021

A woman gets "867" tattooed on her shoulder

While some provinces have up to a dozen area codes, there is just one spanning all three territories. But these digits are more than the numbers you dial ahead of a phone call. It’s a symbol of identity and of the place we call home.

Adobe Stock/photo illustration

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Snow carving tips from the Snowking Winter Festival’s Icepick Polly.

Photo by UP HERE

Kyle Marchuck (left) and Colin Nickerson raise a toast to the debut of Yukon Wines and Solstice Ciders.

Yukon Wines and Solstice Ciders launched straight into COVID-19’s first wave. You could say these two companies learned a few lessons about hanging up the “Open” sign amid a major downturn.

Photo by Cathie Archbould

A line of colourful tufted earrings made by Alyssa Ross

When Alyssa Ross first picked up beading as a way to destress, she didn’t expect to make a business out of it.

Photo courtesy Alyssa Ross

A model shows off a pair of earrings from Sharon Vittrekwa

Elder Sharon Vittrekwa has honed her social media skills to show off her craft to others across the globe.

Photo courtesy Sharon Vittrekwa