You probably figured from the cover: Iqaluit folk-rockers The Jerry Cans, are Up Here's 2017 Northerners of the Year. They’ve launched their own record label, Aakuluk Music, and organized the inaugural Nunavut Music Week. And they’ve got some of the catchiest tunes on the radio. Check out the December issue to hear their story, and why they’re our pick.
There’s a lot to look forward to in this issue: A Greenlandic couple sails the Northwest Passage and finds connections to their home; and we take a look at what it was like to celebrate Christmas on a 19th century Arctic expedition. Plus much, much more.
As always, thanks for reading and happy holidays.
UpHere's 2014 Northerner of the Year is Louie Kamookak, a man who's been on a 40 year quest to solve the Franklin Mystery for himself and for his people. Also this month, The North's RCMP's effort to restore their tainted image, Inqualuit's top comedians, and why the Northwest Territories needs a new name.
In Honour of UpHere's 30th anniversiary we're taking a look back at 30 people who've graced our pages since 1984 and what they've been up to since. Also this month, the mystery of the hiker to who vanished in the Yukon wilderness and Baffin Island's most heart stopping peaks and valleys and the thrill-seekers who keep coming back.
Every day aboriginal culture is borrowed and repurposed for art, fashion and advertising - but is this practice good or bad? Also this month, the current state of the porcupine caribou hunt, Lucie Idlout swaps stardom for small-town life, and inside the Alianait Arts Festival.
The North's Aboriginal toursim industry, though young, has a lot to offer - we pick nine unique tours, cultural centres, and more that will give you a taste. Also this month, Baffin Island's Amazing Auyuittuq National Park, stories of being newcomers in the North, and a Northerner heads south and becomes an Arctic ambassador to the world.