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December 2017

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.

Previous Issues

We went searching for Northern love stories just in time for Valentines Day. Also this month, we try to untangle the messy political struggle for the North Pole and explore some of the NWT's most incredible locales with trips to the Sahtu, Kluane, and Cambridge Bay.

 

Headlining this months issues is Up Here's annual reader's photo contest. Also this month, we're finding out how hardcore you have to be to race in the Yukon Ultra and listing off 14 ways you can drive a dog team in the North.

December 2014

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.

October/November 2014

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.

September 2014

Banned by the Church for decades, traditional Inuit tattoos are making a comeback. Also this month, the North's contemporary visual arts scene, a new wave of Cape Dorset artists are looking to leave amark, and a Nunavut-made video game is terrifying. 

July/August 2014

We list off the North's top 15 water getaways, explore the Yukon's breathtaking Tombstone Territorial Park and show you how to run a northern lodge without running out of food, getting ransacked by bears, or completely losing your mind. 

June 2014

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.

April/May 2014

Great Northern Yarns: True tales of thrilling adventure, stupidity and survival from across the last frontier. Also this month, Nunavut turns 15 years old and Northerners are taking back bits of their past and finally making it their own. 

March 2014

Friend, pet, equipment: the many roles of the North's most important animal. Also this month, The Sally Manning Award For Aboriginal Creative Non-Fiction, a night in the life of an aurora chaser, and how to use every part of the caribou. 

January/February 2014

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.