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July/August 2021

Jumping into a hole in the frozen lake may seem like an extreme challenge to some. For Cat McGurk, it’s a form of meditation.

PHOTO PAT KANE/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND FOR JOURNALISTS

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Zaul Blondin - National Museums of Canada photo

On the 100th anniversary of Treaty 11, there’s little enthusiasm for a celebration. A descendant of two chiefs who signed the Treaty wonders if this was truly a Treaty, or just legalized thievery.

Zaul Blondin - National Museums of Canada photo

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

May/June 2021

Matthew Lien plays for a crowd

It took several weeks, more than $3,000, and a trip overseas to bring Matthew Lien’s piano from Taipei to Whitehorse. But for him, the journey was worth it.

Photo courtesy Whispering Willow Records