Sit down with Canada’s leading polar bear scientist, Ian Stirling, as he dishes on the likely decline of our iconic animal. Then, dive into our “How-to” guide and learn to prepare for some unorthodox situations you might only encounter in the North; Tim Edwards gathers stories of savvy Northerners who got trapped out on the land in “How I got home”; Samia Madwar takes a deeper look at the places many believe to be in the middle of nowhere, and an old Dene caribou hunting technique is brought to light.
In This Issue
Most official maps today show the North to be a vast, empty land, with scattered communities and various geographical features named by European explorers who once passed through. As communities and researchers team up to map the traditional knowledge of elders before it disappears, they’re revealing the complete opposite.By Samia Madwar