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Photo courtesy Iqqaumavara
Despite it all, Grise Fiord’s Larry Audlaluk still flies the flag for Canada
March 2017
Photo by Cathie Archibould
The Yukon's new premier, Sandy Silver, is more personality than partisan. Can he keep that up?
February 2017
Russia's Arctic is a diverse place, with 41 documented indigenous groups. Photo copyright B&C Alexander/Arcticphoto
Russia has a rich, vibrant array of indigenous cultures. But those people don't have it so well.
May 2016
Aleqa Hammond, former prime minister of Greenland. Photo by Ellen Emmerntze Jervell/The Wall Street Journal
Greenland's former prime minister Aleqa Hammond is the loudest, most insistent voice calling for Greeland's independence.
May 2016
Canada’s North is slowly becoming more accessible and self-sufficient, but some of our Arctic neighbours have been thriving for years. It’s high time we look outside our borders for inspiration.
May 2016
This carving, of Judge J.H. Sissons’ first trial in the NWT, depicts an early interaction between Canada’s legal system and the Inuit. An Inuk, Kaotok, stands before Sissons to answer a charge that he murdered his father on the sea ice. Part of the Sissons/Morrow Collection. © Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories
How Norway and Nunavut give indigenous people a say in the justice system
May 2016
Homunculus. By Franz Xaver Simm (1853-1918) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Tips to help the NWT cash in on transfer payments
April 2016
"If I have to, I'll run for mayor and I'll save this damn headframe." - Walt Humphries, prospector and local historian.
Surveying the post-Rob-Shaft horizon
April 2015
What could have been. Image by Fantasy Art Design
For eons, dreamers and schemers have imagined a polar utopia – a Shangri-La as pure as the driven snow. But for every promised land they’ve envisaged, the cruel north wind has blown their plans apart.
September 2010
Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here
The NWT then and now, with its former premier and current senator Nick Sibbeston
January 2016