When life handed him illness, he made birch syrup—and kept a tradition alive
Illustration by Jonathan Wright
They're toxic and deserted wastelands - but to those who once lived there, the remains of mining communities are worth holding on to.
At Yellowknife's Giant Mine, little remains of a once-bustling frontier community. Photo Angela Gzowski
Louie Kamookak has been on a 40-year quest to solve the Franklin mystery—for himself and for his people.
Louie Kamookak, Up Here's Northerner of the Year for 2014. Photo Riley Veldhuizen
Tracing the controversial history and recent revival of Inuit facial tattoos
Clockwise from top left: Maria, Netsilik region; unnamed, Qaernermiut (between Baker Lake and Chesterfield Inlet); unnamed, Aivilik (Hall Beach) region; Nellie, Southampton Island; Hattie, Igloolik; Pikey, unknown. J.E. Bernier/Library and Archives Canada/C-001499