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Iqaluit’s answer to Burning Man.
March 2015
A tale that makes it all too fitting that 'bear' is just one letter away from 'fear'
March 2015
A woman and child stand in front of the Bone House on Herschel Island, where two Inuit men were hanged for murder in 1924. PWNHC: N-1991-041-0065
The spectacle of Canada's first trial in the Far North was little more than a show of force
April 2015
Father Joseph Buliard moved to Gary Lake to net not just fish, but Inuit converts. His harvest would be their undoing - as well as his own. Courtesy R.C. Episcopal Corporation
Sixty years ago, a hapless priest brought God to the Barrenlands. Then the locals met their maker.
September 2012
Stripped bare by glaciers, Nunavut's Dubawnt River valley was the wrong place for Arthur Moffat and his crew to let their guard down. Photo courtesy Sports Illustrated
When Arthur Moffat set off for the Barrenlands, he envisioned a land of plenty. He was plenty wrong.
May 2012
Ted Horton, Yellowknife's newsman-turned-mayor, wasn't about to let the provinces take over the NWT. He fired up his printing press and went to battle. NWT Archives/N-1979-052-6574
Prairie leaders wanted to annex the territories. But Yellowknife's mayor beat them at their own game.
December 2011
A gang of Inuit boys posing for Commander Inglefield near Baffin Island. National Maritime Museum-G4266
A ruthless shaman leads his people to the ends of the Earth and back
June 2011
The hastily constructed banks of early Yellowknife were easy to rob. NWT Archives/N-1979-053-0079
Three fools attempt a heist of one of Yellowknife's first banks, but are too drunk
April 2011