Over 1,800 uppers make up the Walking With Our Sisters Yellowknife installation, a touring, volunteer-based art project creating awareness of missing and murdered Aboriginal women around the country. Those who enter the exhibit are expected to partake in a smudging ceremony to keep the memorial space sacred. The exhibit ran from Jan. 9 to 24.
Artist Margaret Vittrekwa of Fort McPherson finishes up a beautiful pair of mitts at the Great Northern Arts Festival in Inuvik. Now in her seventies, Vittrekwa is known in the Beaufort Delta region for her beadwork.
Cpl. TJ Fitzpatrick, left, Cpl. Tyson Junkun and M.Cpl. Dave MacDonald show off their ghillie suits at a community barbecue held in Fort Smith on Aug. 28, following the wrap up of Operation Nanook. For a week, Canadian Armed Forces, Rangers, government organizations and private companies worked together to test out a wildfire emergency plan in Fort Smith.
Inuit throat singers Angela Hovak Johnston, left, Tiffany Ayalik, Tanya Tagaq and Kathleen Merritt come together as a quartet following Tagaq’s electrifying performance on the NWT Pride Stage at Folk on the Rocks on July 25.
Musician and teacher “Bass Ninja” Felipe Gomez sets out on a 1,600 km bike ride across the North, from Tuktoyaktuk to Whitehorse, Yukon, starting the week of Apr. 14. Along the way, he also fundraised for the United Way in his town of Saskatoon.