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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

David Venn

David Venn is an assistant editor with the magazine. Previously, he reported for Nunatsiaq News from Iqaluit.

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Reflections on This Country

Whit Fraser looks back July | August 2023
Whit Fraser opens True North Rising with the 1970 trial of an Inuk man. Adam Tootalik, the accused, listened — confused, maybe terrified — as lawyers debated in a foreign language whether he had broken a law he never knew existed. The seasoned hunter had been party to the killing of three polar…

Unknown Limits

A long walk to Kimmirut December 2022
How surely, in some future day, when the memory of it shall have lost its vividness, shall we half believe we have seen it in a wonderful dream, but never with waking eyes!— Mark Twain Rain and fog were still there that Saturday morning not long ago; they had arrived two weeks…

The Poisoned Well

Oil and water don’t mix December 2021
I smelled fuel in my tap water eight days after a few people posted on the Iqaluit PSA Facebook page that something was wrong. It was a Sunday afternoon in early October, and I was getting ready for a two-hour hike along the Apex Trail. As I filled my Nalgene bottle, I caught a distinct, nauseating…