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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2019

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Our 35th-anniversary special takes a trip back in time to chronicle the story of the North from the past 35 years, as only Up Here can tell it. Plus, we've got stories of terrifying Inuit monsters, busting the ghosts of Rankin Inlet's haunted fire hall, and a quest to grow the perfect northern apple. October is also election time in the NWT, which means it's time once again to talk about party politics versus consensus government. All this plus much, much more.

In This Issue

COURTESY QAUNIRQ CHAPMAN

Malaya Qaunirq Chapman And The Food We Love

The host of Nunavummi Mamarijavut is reigniting a passion for Inuit cuisine, one adventure at a time.

By Beth Brown
Oct 17
2019
The nanurluk is a ferocious polar bear the size of an iceberg that lives beneath the sea. COURTESY EVA WIDERMANN/INHABIT MEDIA

Here There Be Monsters

Strange things happen out on the land. Retelling those cautionary tales and scary stories is an Inuit tradition being kept alive by a new generation of artists.

By Beth Brown
Oct 15
2019
Chesterfield Inlet comedian Peter Autut shares his crack-you-up northern stand-up at Iqaluit’s Inuksuk High School.. PHOTO VIA BETH BROWN/UP HERE

Crafting The Perfect Northern Punchline

Peter Autut's stand-up comedy is no joke.

By Beth Brown
Oct 11
2019
Searching for spirits. PHOTO VIA JESSICA DAVEY-QUANTICK/UP HERE

The Ghosts Of Rankin Inlet

Who you gonna call when the ghosts are coming from inside the fire hall?

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Oct 07
2019
CATHIE ARCHBOULD

Johnny Appleseed Of The North

One wacky cultivar at a time, John Lenart is spreading ultra-hardy trees grown for subarctic climates.

By Katharine Sandiford
Oct 02
2019
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Where's the party in NWT politics?

There's no consensus on consensus government, other than that reform is needed. With Election Day on the horizon, will partisan politics find a home in the Northwest Territories?

By Jacob Boon
Sep 30
2019
Ironically Franklin is likely more famous in failure than if he had succeeded. COURTESY PARKS CANADA

35 Years In The North: The Past Five Years

Finding lost history under the waves and opening up new horizons on the Arctic coast.

By Jacob Boon
Sep 27
2019
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Rest In Peace, Martin Dover

We've got a confession to make about Up Here's most prolific contributor.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Sep 25
2019
PHOTO BY PAUL NICKLEN

35 Years In The North: The Third Decade

Seal hunt hysteria takes hold, climate change heats up, and there's a reality TV renaissance.

By Jacob Boon
Sep 24
2019
We'll be writing about Franklin for another 35 years.

6 Stories That Won't Die

When you've been telling northern stories for 35 years, eventually some trends start to emerge.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Sep 20
2019