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APRIL/MAY 2019

MARCH 2019

Happy birthday, Nunavut! Up Here celebrates the territory’s milestone 20th anniversary by visiting its vibrant communities and asking what the future holds for the next generation of Nunavummiut. Also in this issue, follow along as trail-runners tackle the 53-kilometre Chilkoot Trail in a single day, the Yellowknives Dene consider the future of their felled sacred tree, and Cullen Crozier recounts a story from his grandfather, the legendary Peter Fraser, in the winning entry of this year’s Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction. 

 

In This Issue

Tom Zubko of New North Networks is one of the masterminds behind Inuvik's fledgling commercial space industry. PHOTO BY WERONIKA MURRAY

Is This A New Frontier?

Inuvik has always been blessed by its geography, which includes its proximity to major—but long idle—oil and gas. But its latest bit of luck isn’t buried in the ground—it’s in space. Can an economically struggling community cash in?

By Tim Querengesser
May 27
2019
PHOTO COURTESY OF POLAR EGGS

Let's Get Cracking

Kevin Wallington helped launch Hay River’s Polar Egg in 2012. He says Northerners can do more to produce their own food. Is commercial agriculture possible in the NWT?

By Up Here
May 23
2019
PHOTO BY CATIE ARCHIBOULD

Past And Future At The West Baffin Eskimo Co-op

The international Inuit art phenomenon marks its 60th anniversary this year. It’s celebrating by looking back—and looking forward.

By Beth Brown
May 17
2019
Substituting all-weather roads for seasonal ice roads would have a major impact on the economics of mineral development in the North. PHOTO BY RTL/Bill Braden

Infrastructure Investment: We Want It All

The challenge is getting it as efficiently as we can—and getting it right.

By Martin Dover
May 13
2019
PHOTO BY HANNAH EDEN

The Reanimator: Greg Robertson

Robertson Taxidermy—a Yellowknife institution for almost 30 years—has built an international reputation for its founder as a guy with the right stuff.

By Tim Edwards
May 13
2019

Dress Like An Astronaut

Remembering mom's advice for winter layering.

By Peter Autut
Apr 26
2019

New Voices: Three Young Northerners Write About What Matters To Them

Engaging the next generation of Northern leaders.

By Holly Fantasque, Katherine Takpannie, Manus Hopkins
Apr 24
2019

Ptasty Ptarmigan

The cutest recipe for the North's cutest bird.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Apr 18
2019
Story and photos by Mark Kelly

Polar Pack

A Pond Inlet youth builds a dog team and provides for family.

By Mark Kelly
Apr 17
2019
The Yellowknife Cemetery. PHOTO BY DOMINIKA RABEK, VIA FACEBOOK

Reflections of a Northern Graveyard

Up Here presents the first runner-up in this year's Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction.

By Amber Lee Kolson
Apr 16
2019