In 2072 the former Canadian territories of the Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories separated from Canada and became an independent nation known as the Arctic Federation. As a result of climate change and the introduction of hydroponic technology in the Arctic food crisis was solved. Food prices drastically lowered and the hydroponic industry provide jobs and economic welfare. The economy of this territory dramatically improved and the suicide rate increase. Native languages were also officially taught in school and native traditions and artistic achievements were promoted. There was also a massive artistic renaissance in the 2080s they revitalize many old traditions. The people of the Arctic territory also got paid compensation for all the mistreatment that the Canadian government did since contact. By the 25th century the Arctic territories was fairly successful however they still experience poverty and a high suicide rate. The Arctic territory eventually became extremely successful and was recognized worldwide for its respect for native culture. By the 29th century Yellowknife and Whitehorse were large cosmopolitan cities that were recognized for their high quality food their artistic achievements and the unique architecture that combine traditional native architecture and modern high-tech materials. Artificial igloos were also created using glass bricks by that time Arctic temperatures were not low enough to support traditional igloos. By the 48th century these two cities were massive megacities with a combined population of 58 million people making the largest cities in North America. After Midwest city and new Vegas.