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Illustration by Beth Covvey
How a U.S. politician sought to buy Greenland and Iceland to get at Canada
January 2018
For women coming forward with domestic or sexual assault charges, the road to justice is rough at the best of times, but even more so under the pressures and scrutiny of small-town life. A pilot program in the Yukon is looking to change that.
September 2017
Photo courtesy Iqqaumavara
Despite it all, Grise Fiord’s Larry Audlaluk still flies the flag for Canada
March 2017
Photo by Cathie Archibould
The Yukon's new premier, Sandy Silver, is more personality than partisan. Can he keep that up?
February 2017
Russia's Arctic is a diverse place, with 41 documented indigenous groups. Photo copyright B&C Alexander/Arcticphoto
Russia has a rich, vibrant array of indigenous cultures. But those people don't have it so well.
May 2016
Aleqa Hammond, former prime minister of Greenland. Photo by Ellen Emmerntze Jervell/The Wall Street Journal
Greenland's former prime minister Aleqa Hammond is the loudest, most insistent voice calling for Greeland's independence.
May 2016
Canada’s North is slowly becoming more accessible and self-sufficient, but some of our Arctic neighbours have been thriving for years. It’s high time we look outside our borders for inspiration.
May 2016
This carving, of Judge J.H. Sissons’ first trial in the NWT, depicts an early interaction between Canada’s legal system and the Inuit. An Inuk, Kaotok, stands before Sissons to answer a charge that he murdered his father on the sea ice. Part of the Sissons/Morrow Collection. © Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories
How Norway and Nunavut give indigenous people a say in the justice system
May 2016
Homunculus. By Franz Xaver Simm (1853-1918) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Tips to help the NWT cash in on transfer payments
April 2016
"If I have to, I'll run for mayor and I'll save this damn headframe." - Walt Humphries, prospector and local historian.
Surveying the post-Rob-Shaft horizon
April 2015