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Our Summer 2021 Issue

June 15, 2021

Cover story: Learning of his Mi’kmaw ancestry came as a surprise to Justin Brake, who always considered himself a Newfoundlander. What might it mean, he asks, to ethically explore the question of his identity? On our cover, artist Jay White and art directors Rachel Wine and Brian Morgan show some of the conversations—both public and private—about Indigenous identity that are happening on the island.

Toronto’s homelessness crisis has reached new heights. Stephanie Bai meets members of a community fighting for their lives.

In British Columbia, a historic Finnish fishing village has weathered many storms, writes Paloma Pacheco. Now, its residents face their biggest battle yet.

Tara-Michelle Ziniuk knows rest is essential. So why does she feel guilty about getting it?

Most people who have witnessed UFOs feel clear-eyed. Helping others see the light isn't so simple, writes Brad Badelt.

The industry that fights bed bugs is growing, reports Rob Csernyik. But the only real winners are the pests themselves.

Mud Plot: A new comic by Rowan Red Sky.

With the Floe: Brennan McCracken speaks to Leanne Betasamosake Simpson about her new album, Theory of Ice.

Plus new fiction by Téa Mutonji, The Boom Room, The Music Room, and more!