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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

Ptasty Ptarmigan

The cutest recipe for the North's cutest bird.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Apr 18
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

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
A steep climb up the trail's Golden Stairs, a snow-patched boulder field. PHOTOS BY MATT HOSFORD

Chasing The Rush On The Chilkoot Trail

Trail running the 53-kilometre journey from Alaska to the Yukon, all in a single day.

By Matt Hosford
Apr 15

When A Sacred Tree Falls, Everyone Hears About It

After a windstorm topples the Yellowknives Dene's hallowed conifer, the First Nation comes together to decide its future.

By Jeremy Warren
Apr 09
Melissa Attagutsiak models a sealskin corset of her own design. PHOTO BY KELLY FRASER

From Iqaluit to the Eiffel Tower

Inuk designer Melissa Attagutsiak brings her Nuvuja9 line to Paris Fashion Week.

By Jacob Boon
Apr 08
Inuk artist Germaine Arnaktauyok created the illustraition for the Nunavut 1999 coin.

Making Change in 1999

A modest keepsake from Nunavut’s creation still tells an inspiring story 20 years later.

By Jacob Boon
Apr 04
Peter Fraser holding his grandson, Cullen Crozier

The Duck Caller

The winner of this year's Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction.

By Cullen Crozier, Peter Fraser
Apr 03
When it comes to Nunavut's future, 25-year-old Mumilaaq Qaqqaq is over taking cues from southern Canada.

Nunavut Turns 20: What's Next?

We travelled across the territory to talk to people about what Nunavut is in 2019, and what it could be in another 20 years.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Apr 01
Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs captures the sunset in Rankin Inlet. CREDIT UP HERE

On The Ground In Nunavut

Up Here joins forces with APTN for a special collaboration on the territory's 20th anniversary.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Apr 01