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ILLUSTRATION BY lianne marie leda charlie

First Birthday

I wanted to start my child's life with the connection to his culture I didn't have.

March 2020 Lianne Marie Leda Charlie
PHOTO BY SAMANTHA STUART

A Different Breed

Urban mushers in Yellowknife are living on the edge of wild.

March 2020 Emelie Peacock
Beth Covvey

An Ode To The Bush Stove

One of the warmest, cheapest and most dangerous ways to keep cozy out in the wilderness.

February 2020 Dwayne Wohlgemuth
BETH COVVEY

Sand And Snow

A winter road trip in search of a –40 degree beach party takes an unexpected turn.

January 2020 Emily Blake
COURTESY SHAWN BUCKLEY

Frozen Fish

The weather outside is frightful, but the fishing is still delightful—if you know how to do it...

January 2020 Jessica Davey-Quantick
hannah eden/up here

Holding Court

It’s good to be king. But Yellowknife’s snowking isn’t an absolute monarch. Over the past 25 years...

January 2020 Jessica Davey-Quantick
CARMELLA KLENGENBERG WEARS HER GRANDMOTHER’S DRUM-DANCING PARKA, MADE FROM STROUD, WITH WOLVERINE TRIM AND A WOLF SUNBURST PATTERN LINING THE HOOD. THE RED DYE ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE FRINGES WAS BELIEVED TO BRING GOOD LUCK AND IS A DETAIL STILL SEEN ON PARKAS TODAY. PHOTO BY RITA LEISTNER

The Art and Science of Staying Warm

People around the world are starting to clue in to what Northerners have always known: if you want...

December 2019 Jessica Davey-Quantick
UP HERE/JESSICA DAVEY-QUANTICK

Radio Rankin

When the weather outside is frightful, the radio station becomes a community hub.

December 2019 Jessica Davey-Quantick
Courtesy Kayley Inuksuk Mackay

A Cut Above

Yellowknife’s Kenneth Ingniqjuk Mackay crafts saw blades into strong, sharp, and stylish uluit.

December 2019 Jacob Boon
Dana Tizya-Tramm, pictured in Whitehorse. CATHIE ARCHBOULD

Bringing Old Crow To The World

The youngest Vuntut Gwitchin chief in recent history only moved back to his home community six...

December 2019 Eva Holland