Learning to travel among the grizzlies in Kluane National Park and Reserve.
Photos by Anna Tupakka
“It’s a feeling of belonging,” says Mary Simon, whose lifetime of advocating for the North and Northerners–and whose appointment as the first Northern and Indigenous Governor General–have earned her kudos at home and abroad. Here in the North, we’re delighted to name her our 2022 Northerner of the Year.
Photo by Canadian Press/Fred Chartrand
Every corner of the North is flush with musical talent. But what does it take to actually get these unique voices and new sounds out and into the world? We hit the grind with these crafty and collaborative record labels who are putting Northern artists front and centre.
Photo: Adobe Stock
What do the faces of ambitious youth in Mayo, Yukon; a friendly walrus in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut; and one of Yellowknife’s most generous residents all have in common? They are the subjects of giant murals that brighten up their Northern communities.
Photo by Kelli Gillard
Maureen Gruben shares the hard truths of a rapidly changing environment.
Courtesy Kyra Kordoski
Brothers Abraham Anghik Ruben and David Ruben Piqtoukun find the soul in stone and bone, bringing epic legends and personal histories to life with brutal honesty and masterful skill.
Courtesy Winnipeg Art Gallery
The revitalization of hide tanning throughout the North is more than the practice itself. It’s a reclamation of land, culture, connection—and it has the power to transform communities.
Photo: Morgan Tsetta/Dechinta Centre for Learning and Research