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Change Came From The Sky

This month: The story of Arctic aviation through the decades

August 2016 Up Here
Airmail went a long way in proving that airplanes were a quick and dependable means of delivering goods. NWT Archives/Archibald Fleming Fonds/N-1979-050: 0281

Rain, Shine, Sleet Or Snow

Heroes turned mail-boys turned heroes once more

August 2016 Herb Mathisen
Pipsi, char traditionally dried (not smoked) in the sun, is rich in protein. Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Stranger In A Strange Kitchen

A white explorer dives into the all-meat diet, 100 years before the 'Paleo' diet was a...

June 2016 Daniel Campbell
Plans from Clarence Birdseye's 1930 patent for quick-frozen fish. (Public Domain)

The Frozen Food Aisle

How the Inuit inspired the freezer, and a new era of food preservation

June 2016 Daniel Campbell
Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Tastes Of The Tłįchǫ

Chewing the fat with Dene elder, raconteur and renaissance man, Joe Mackenzie

June 2016 Herb Mathisen
A Moravian missionary meets with Inuit in the mid-1700s outside of Nain, Labrador. Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1986-35-1

The German Connection

How brushing up on your deutsch lessons might help you get by in Northern Labrador

May 2016 Daniel Campbell
An "Penguin" snowmobile/tank falls through the ice. NWT Archives/Henry Busse/N-1979-052-2141

The Long Way Home

Canada's post-WWII military drives across its Arctic. It probably won't try that again.

May 2016 Daniel Campbell

"It was a time and a place I’ll never forget."

A hockey player reflects on his short—but triumphant—stint with one of Yellowknife's old...

May 2016 Up Here
Alaska Highway, 1942. The first vehicle to traverse the Alaska Highway was a U.S. Army jeep. Library Oof Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSH/OWI Collection, LC-USW 33-000941-ZC

Paths Of Glory

Caught between global powers, Canada's North in wartime was a place of incredible feats,...

May 2016 Tim Edwards
Photo by Nathalie Heiberg-Harrison

Pulled From The Brink

Without luck, determination and Darrel Nasogaluak, the Mackenzie Delta Inuvialuit may have lost...

April 2016 Daniel Campbell