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The aurora shimmer over Pangnirtung, Nunavut in winter. www.michaelhdavies.com

Spectator Sport

Some say the shimmering Northern Lights dance through the sky. The Inuit say they play ball.

March 2016 Tim Edwards
A little bit of the North, inscribed on the cup. Photo: Hockey Hall of Fame

The North's Biggest Underdogs

What would you do for a chance to play for the Stanley Cup?

March 2016 Herb Mathisen
The agony of defeat--shellshocked Molson's players drink bubbly from a gallon pail. Photo courtesy Ron Sulz

"They Just Didn't Let Up"

A look back at the wildest 20 minutes in Yellowknife hockey history

March 2016 Herb Mathisen
Whaling crews in the 1890s played an extreme version of baseball on the winter sea ice around Herschel Island, off the coast of the Yukon. The local Inuit were their biggest—and rowdiest—fans. Image from National Baseball Hall of Fame, BL-2540.93

Hardball on Herschel Island

Whalers at a 19th century Arctic outpost keep (relatively) sane with America’s pastime

March 2016 Daniel Campbell
Once the herd was spotted, the men would make wolf sounds to scare the caribou into the corral. Women and children would line the fence to keep the caribou headed towards the ambush point, where a team of men would be ready with spears and arrows to slaughter them. Illustration by Beth Covvey

Fence Narrows

How an ingenious hunting practice let the Tłįchǫ survive in the harsh North

February 2016 Daniel Campbell

'From All Directions'

War and peace along the Peel River

January 2016 Tim Edwards
Jacey Firth-Hagen's #SpeakGwichinToMe campaign has garnered social media attention and re-energized the preservation of Gwich’in. Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

NOTY Shortlist: The Preserver

For helping promote the vulnerable Gwich’in language, Jacey Firth-Hagen has made our shortlist.

December 2015 Samia Madwar
Archeologists excavate one of the houses at Kuukpak, located along the Mackenzie River, earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Max Friesen

The Biggest Little City North of 60

For four centuries, Kuukpak, located in the Western Arctic along the Mackenzie River, was the...

November 2015 Tim Edwards
Author France Rivet, right, and Hans-Ludwig Blohm on the fateful 2009 cruise. Photo courtesy of France Rivet

The Long Journey Home

More than 130 later, Abraham Ulrikab's remains may finally return to Labrador

November 2015 Herb Mathisen
Once an open-pit mine, now a lake. Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

The Lost Town of Pine Point

A road runs through the bush in the NWT, and it tells a story of tragedy, hard truths and the...

November 2015 Katie Weaver