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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
Potential buyers found large vases, like this one by Yvo Samgushak, too big for their homes. Photo: Hannah Eden

From A Different Mould

In the early sixties, the federal government brought ceramics to Rankin Inlet to build a...

October 2015 Samia Madwar

It's Changing as we Speak - Part Three

In part three of our Inuktitut series, Tim Edwards spends a year learning the language, and ends up...

July 2015 Tim Edwards

It's Changing as we Speak - Part Two

In part two of our Inuktitut series, Samia Madwar looks across the Bering Strait, where the...

July 2015 Samia Madwar

It's Changing as we Speak - Part One

Some say Inuktitut is doomed to disappear. Others have hope. In the face of a transforming Arctic,...

July 2015 Peter Worden