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Living Above & Beyond

Jamboree celebrates spring with outdoor games

The 63rd Annual Inuvik Muskrat Jamboree took place April 9‐12, 2021 with a modified but successful format.  Many of the signature indoor and large gathering...

Features

Artist Kevin Bolstad

Chasing sunlight-shaping shadows As he makes his last brush stroke, signing his name to another northern landscape, Kevin Bolstad steps back to look at his...

Hidden forests in Arctic oceans

 The next economic opportunity? Luxuriant Arctic forests  In cold marine waters, rocky reefs are often dominated by habitat-forming seaweeds such as kelp. These seaweeds form impressive...

Yellowknife’s Snow Carving Competition goes local

2021 marked a departure from the usual Yellowknife Snow Carving Competition’s last six years. Previously, through sponsorships, elite teams were invited from across Canada,...

Throat Singing

Reviving a cultural heritage Throat singing is distinctively Inuit and a musical genre all its own. In 2014, Quebec recognized throat singing as its first...

Amid COVID-19, drinking water issues persist in Inuit Nunangat

Canada is the most water wealthy nation in the world. And yet, across Inuit Nunangat, and for many First Nations and Métis Nation communities,...

Western Arctic Youth Collective

Experiencing the power of the land “I have now been at Teenjur Van for approximately two weeks! This week has been a journey. I am...

Community-based walrus research in Nunavut

How bottom feeding species are exposed to plastic pollution Inuit have been hunting walruses for centuries, and walrus continue to be an important country food...

The Ancestors Are Happy

Four decades ago, in Qamani’tuaq, an older woman told me an amazing tale. Fascinated as I was at the time, I had almost no...

Resources

Reviving a gold mine

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The Mon Mine, 40 km north of Yellowknife, produced gold from 1989 to 1997 before the project was abandoned until recently.  Sixty North Gold Mining...

Test your knowledge!

Arctic Trivia Quiz

The Canadian Arctic is home to myriad natural colourful floral arrays contrasting the barren High Arctic tundra. Quiz yourself on the regional flowers with...

Recipes

Arctic Char — Florentine

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Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves 6  Florentine refers to a recipe that is prepared in the style of the Italian region of...

Bookshelf

Who?

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Who? follows the journey of a Snowy owl, Ukpik, in search of a new home, after his own is left uninhabitable by the impacts...
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