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MARCH 2019

MARCH 2019

Inside the March issue of Up Here we profile several of the North's smallest communities, look at one Yukon town's battle with the United States government to protect the Porcupine caribou herd and showcase the winners of our annual Up Here photo contest—including our sleepy little cover model. Photographer Natalie Gillis snapped the bear cub catching a snooze on the Eclipse Sound between Baffin and Bylot islands. We also listen to Pat Braden preserve the North's music history, and stop by Churchill, Manitoba as the tourist town celebrates its first passenger train in 18 months. Plus, everything you need to know when nature calls in the tundra.

In This Issue

PHOTOS COURTESY PAT BRADEN AND MUSICIANS

A Music Genealogy of the Northwest Territories

Pat Braden is preserving more than the territory's music history.

By Jeremy Warren
Mar 18
2019
MASAYA KOYANAGI

Cold Snaps

A proud puppy races alongside his family, the great grey owl’s piercing gaze, a stoic wolf exuding calm—the moments captured by Up Here readers in our annual photo contest speak for themselves.

By Up Here
Mar 04
2019
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When Nature Calls

On preserving the pristine when you have to go.

By Karen McColl
Mar 04
2019
Broughton Island became, in 1988, Qikiqtarjuaq (Inuktitut: ‘big island’)

So Much In A Name

Why redefining home means so much to Northerners.

By Herb Mathisen
Mar 04
2019
Porcupine caribou graze in the Blow River Valley, in northeastern Yukon. CREDIT WERONIKA MURRAY

Oil or Caribou

As The U.S. government’s 30-year fight to drill for oil in vital caribou habitat intensifies, here’s what it
 means for the community of Old Crow—and the Vuntut Gwitchin who share the land with the Porcupine herd.

By Elaine Anselmi
Mar 03
2019