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Nunavut
ᓄᓇᕗᑦ
Flag of Nunavut
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut
(Inuktitut: "Our land, our strength")
Map of Canada with Nunavut highlighted
Capital Iqaluit
Largest city Iqaluit
Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French
Government
Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson
Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government)
Federal representation in Canadian Parliament
House seats 1 (Nancy Karetak-Lindell)
Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams)
Confederation April 1, 1999 (13th)
Area [1] Ranked 1st
Total 2,093,190 km² (808,185 sq mi)
Land 1,932,255 km² (746,048 sq mi)
Water (%) 160,935 km² (62,137 sq mi) (7.7%)
Population  Ranked 12th
Total (2007) 31,113 (est.)[2]
Density 0.016/km² (0/sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 13th
Total (2006) C$1.213 billion[3]
Per capita C$39,383 (8th)
Abbreviations
Postal NU
ISO 3166-2 CA-NU
Time zone UTC-5, UTC-6, UTC-7
Postal code prefix X
Flower Purple Saxifrage
Tree N/A
Bird Rock Ptarmigan
Web site www.gov.nu.ca
Rankings include all provinces and territories
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Nunavut (IPA: /ˈnuːnəvʊt/) (Inuktitut syllabics: ) is the largest and newest territory of Canada; it was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999 via the Nunavut Act[4] and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act[5], though the actual boundaries were established in 1993. The creation of Nunavut resulted in the first major change to Canada's map since the incorporation of the new province of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1949. Nunavut is a federal electoral district in Nunavut, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997. ... The Nunavik Region of Quebec, Canada Nunavik (ᓄᓇᕕᒃ) is a region making up the northern third of the province of Quebec, Canada. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Coat_of_arms_of_Nunavut. ... The Flag of Nunavut was proclaimed on 1 April 1999, along with the territory of Nunavut in Canada. ... The Coat of Arms of the Territory of Nunavut (formally known as The Arms of Her Majesty in Right of Nunavut), was granted by a warrant by Roméo LeBlanc, Governor-General of Canada, dated March 31, 1999, one day before the territory of Nunavut, Canada was created. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Inuktitut (Inuktitut syllabics: (fonts required), literally like the Inuit) is the name of the varieties of Inuit language spoken in Canada. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The following are the current capitals of Canadas provinces and territories: Edmonton, Alberta Victoria, British Columbia Winnipeg, Manitoba Fredericton, New Brunswick St. ... Coordinates: , Settled 1942 City status April 19, 2001 Government  - Type Iqaluit Municipal Council  - Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik Area [1]  - City 52. ... An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... 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Nunavut and Northwest Territories - 6 FSAs Categories: Canada Post ... Binomial name Saxifraga oppositifolia L. The Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) is a species of plant that is very common all over the high arctic and also some high mountainous areas further south, including northern Britain, the Alps and the Rocky Mountains. ... Binomial name Lagopus mutus (Montin, 1781) The Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) is a small (31-35 cm) bird in the grouse family. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... The Inuktitut syllabary (Inuktitut: ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᕐᒃ ᓄᑖᕐᒃ titirausiq nutaaq) is a writing system used by Inuit people in Nunavut and in Nunavik, Quebec. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


The capital Iqaluit (formerly "Frobisher Bay") on Baffin Island, in the east, was chosen by the 1995 capital plebiscite. Other major communities include the regional centres of Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay. Nunavut also includes Ellesmere Island to the north, as well as the eastern and southern portions of Victoria Island in the west. Nunavut is both the least populated and the largest of the provinces and territories of Canada. It has a population of only 29,474[1] spread over an area the size of Western Europe. If Nunavut were a sovereign nation, it would be the least densely populated in the world: nearby Greenland, for example, has almost the same area and twice the population.[6] Coordinates: , Settled 1942 City status April 19, 2001 Government  - Type Iqaluit Municipal Council  - Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik Area [1]  - City 52. ... Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Nunavut capital plebiscite was the third plebiscite in the history of the Northwest Territories, Canada, on December 11, 1995. ... A Thule site at the Meliadine River near Rankin Inlet Rankin Inlet (Inuktitut: Kangiqiniq; Inuktitut syllabics: ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ or Kangirliniq ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ, meaning deep bay/inlet) is an Inuit hamlet in Nunavut, Canada. ... Iqaluit and Cambridge Bay Cambridge Bay (69°07′N 105°02′W MST) (named for Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge) is a hamlet located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. ... Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Victoria Island, NWT and Nunavut. ... A current understanding of Western Europe. ...


Nunavut means 'our land' in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit. Its inhabitants are called Nunavummiut, singular Nunavummiuq. Inuktitut (Inuktitut syllabics: (fonts required), literally like the Inuit) is the name of the varieties of Inuit language spoken in Canada. ... For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ...

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History

Main article: History of Nunavut

The region now known as Nunavut has supported a continuous population for approximately 4000 years. Most historians also identify the coast of Baffin Island with the Helluland described in Norse sagas, so it is possible that the inhabitants of the region had occasional contact with Norse sailors. The region now known as Nunavut has supported a continuous population for approximately 4000 years. ... Helluland is the name given to one of the three lands discovered by Leif Eriksson sometime around 1000 CE on the North Atlantic coast of North America. ... Excerpt Njåls saga in the Möðruvallabók (AM 132 folio 13r) circia 1350. ... Norseman redirects here; for the town of the same name see Norseman, Western Australia. ...

Further information: Dorset culture, Eskimo

The written history of Nunavut begins in 1576. Martin Frobisher, while leading an expedition to find the Northwest Passage, thought he had discovered gold ore around the body of water now known as Frobisher Bay on the coast of Baffin Island.[7] The ore turned out to be worthless, but Frobisher made the first recorded European contact with the Inuit. The contact was hostile, with Frobisher capturing four Inuit people and bringing them back to England, where they quickly perished. Other explorers in search of the elusive Northwest Passage followed in the 17th century, including Henry Hudson, William Baffin and Robert Bylot. The Dorset culture preceded the Eskimo culture in Arctic North America. ... For other uses, see Eskimo (disambiguation). ... Martin Frobisher by Cornelis Ketel. ... For other uses, see Northwest Passage (disambiguation). ... Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... No portrait of Hudson is known to be in existence. ... William Baffin (1584 – January 23, 1622) was an English navigator and discoverer. ... Robert Bylot was an explorer. ...


In 1976 as part of the land claims negotiations between the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (then called the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada) and the federal government the division of the Northwest Territories was discussed. On the 14 April 1982, a plebiscite on division was held throughout the Northwest Territories with a majority of the residents voting in favour and the federal government gave a conditional agreement seven months later. A land claims agreement was decided in September 1992 and ratified by nearly 85% of the voters in Nunavut. On July 9, 1993, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act[5] and the Nunavut Act[4] were passed by the Canadian Parliament, and the transition was completed on April 1, 1999.[8] The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ) is an organization in Canada that represents over 40,000 Inuit. ... The Government of Canada is federal government of Canada. ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... The Northwest Territories division plebiscite was a stand-alone territory wide plebiscite conducted on April 14, 1982. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Geography

Main article: Geography of Nunavut

The territory covers about 1.9 million km² (750,000 sq mi) of land and water in Northern Canada including part of the mainland, most of the Arctic Archipelago, and all of the islands in Hudson Bay, James Bay, and Ungava Bay (including the Belcher Islands) which belonged to the Northwest Territories. This makes it the fifth largest subnational entity (statoid) in the world. If Nunavut were a country, it would rank 13th in area, after the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[9] Nunavut has land borders with the Northwest Territories on several islands as well as the mainland, a border with Manitoba to the south of the Nunavut mainland, and a tiny land border with Newfoundland and Labrador on Killiniq Island. It also shares aquatic borders with the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba and with Greenland. The Canadian territory of Nunavut covers about 1. ... Northern Canada, defined politically Northern Canada is the vast northernmost region of Canada variously defined by geography and politics. ... World map depicting Canadian Arctic Archipelago Polar projection map of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago Reference map of Canadian Arctic Archipelago The Canadian Arctic Archipelago, also known as just the Arctic Archipelago, is an archipelago north of the Canadian mainland in the Arctic. ... Hudson Bay, Canada. ... James Bay in summer 2000 James Bay (French, Baie James) is a large body of water on the southern end of Hudson Bay in Canada. ... Ungava Bay. ... Belcher Islands, Nunavut (red). ... This is a list of the largest country subdivisions by area (including surface water) in square kilometres. ... A Statoid is a major administrative division of a state, as defined by Gwillim Law in Administrative Subdivisions of Countries ISBN 0-7864-0729-8. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English French (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 14 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 15, 1870 (5th) Area  Ranked 8th Total 647,797... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Map of Killiniq Island Killiniq Island is a small, remote island in northeastern Canada (60° 22 N, 64° 37 W). ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...


The creation of Nunavut created Canada's only "four corners", at the intersection of the boundaries of Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan at 60°00' north, 102°00' west, on the southern shore of Kasba Lake. This is not the tourist spot it might be, as it is extremely remote and inaccessible. Nevertheless there is a marker (albeit an out-of-date one) at the point, and some have made the trek. [10] Nunavut's highest point is Mt.Barbeau. A map highlighting the Four Corners of Canada, where the borders of four Canadian political subdivisions intersect. ... Kasba Lake is a lake in the northern Canadian wilderness in the Northwest Territories. ...


Demographics

Inuk man, Arviat
Inuk man, Arviat
See also: List of communities in Nunavut

As of the 2001 Census the population of Nunavut was 26,745,[11] with 22,560 people identifying themselves as Inuit (84.35% of the total population), 95 as First Nations (0.36%), 50 Métis (0.19%) and 3,945 as non-aboriginal (14.27%).[12] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Nunavut is a territory of Canada. ... Here is a list of communities in Nunavut Territory, Canada. ... The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... The Métis (pronounced MAY tee, IPA: , in French or , in Michif ), also historically known as Bois Brule, mixed-bloods, Countryborn (or Anglo-Métis), are one of three recognized Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ...


Nunavut's small and sparse population makes it unlikely the territory will be granted provincial status in the foreseeable future, although this may change if the Yukon, which is only marginally more populous, becomes a province. This article is about Yukon Territory in Canada. ...

Ten largest communities
Municipality 2006 2001
Iqaluit 6,184 5,236
Rankin Inlet 2,358 2,177
Arviat 2,060 1,899
Baker Lake 1,728 1,507
Igloolik 1,538 1,286
Cambridge Bay 1,477 1,309
Pangnirtung 1,325 1,276
Pond Inlet 1,315 1,220
Kugluktuk 1,302 1,212
Cape Dorset 1,236 1,148

It is a commonly-held misconception that Nunavut is made up of some of the former regions of the Northwest Territories, separated in their entirety. This is not the case; the dividing line did not follow region boundaries, although boundaries have been subsequently finessed so that three former NWT regions collectively constitute Nunavut. They serve (under different names) as census divisions, but have no autonomous governments: Coordinates: , Settled 1942 City status April 19, 2001 Government  - Type Iqaluit Municipal Council  - Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik Area [1]  - City 52. ... A Thule site at the Meliadine River near Rankin Inlet Rankin Inlet (Inuktitut: Kangiqiniq; Inuktitut syllabics: ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ or Kangirliniq ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ, meaning deep bay/inlet) is an Inuit hamlet in Nunavut, Canada. ... Two of the churches in Arviat Arviat (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ; formerly called Eskimo Point until 1 June 1989) is a predominantly Inuit hamlet located on the western shore of Hudson Bay in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut Canada. ... Baker Lake is a settlement in Nunavut on mainland Canada, 320 kilometers inland from Hudson Bay and located at 64° 19’ N, 96°02’W. It has a population of about 1500. ... Igloolik, sometimes spelled Iglulik, is a community in Nunavut, northern Canada. ... Iqaluit and Cambridge Bay Cambridge Bay (69°07′N 105°02′W MST) (named for Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge) is a hamlet located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. ... Maktak Fiord. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Inuit women preparing to make bannock at Kugluktuk Kugluktuk (Inuinnaqtun: Qurluktuk, Inuktitut: ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ, formerly Coppermine until 1 January 1996) is a hamlet located in Nunavut, Canada, on Coronation Gulf, southwest of Victoria Island. ... Part of the town, taken in September 2005 Cape Dorset (Inuktitut: Kinngait; Syllabics: ᑭᙵᐃᑦ) is located on Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada, and is served by Cape Dorset Airport. ... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ... The census geographic units of Canada are the country subdivisions defined and used by Canadas federal government statistics bureau Statistics Canada[1] to conduct the countrys five-yearly census. ...

The former NWT's Baffin region was entirely transferred to Nunavut. The former Kitikmeot region is mostly in Nunavut, except two southwestern areas and the northwest corner of Victoria Island. Likewise, the former Keewatin region is largely in Nunavut, except a southwestern rectangle. Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut Qikiqtaaluk Region or Qikiqtani Region (Inuktitut: á•¿á‘­á–…á‘–á“—á’ƒ) is an administrative region of Nunavut. ... Baffin Region of Nunavut Baffin Region (Inuktitut: Qikiqtaaluk ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ) is a region of Nunavut. ... Kivalliq Region of Nunavut Kivalliq Region (Inuktitut: ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ) is an administrative region of Nunavut. ... Kivalliq Region of Nunavut Kivalliq Region (ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ) is a region of Nunavut. ... Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, the present day region Kitikmeot Region, Northwest Territories, the pre-division region Category: ... Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut Kitikmeot Region (Inuktitut: Qitirmiut ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ) is a region of Nunavut. ... Victoria Island, NWT and Nunavut. ...


Fort Smith region and Inuvik region remain census divisions of the Northwest Territories. A small right triangle of the former Fort Smith region is in Nunavut now, while none of the Inuvik region was transferred to Nunavut. The Fort Smith Region is one of Statistics Canadas two census divisions of the Northwest Territories of Canada. ... The Inuvik Region is one of Statistics Canadas two census divisions of the Northwest Territories of Canada. ...


The aforementioned regional divisions are distinct from the district system of dividing the Northwest Territories that dated to 1876 and was abolished when Nunavut was created. Nunavut encompasses the entirety of the old District of Keewatin (which had differing boundaries from the Keewatin/Kivalliq regions), the majority of the District of Franklin and a small portion of the District of Mackenzie. The vastness of Canadas Northwest Territories meant that for much of its history it was divided into several districts for ease of administration. ... The District of Keewatin was a distinct entity from Keewatin Region, Northwest Territories, although much of their territory overlapped. ... The District of Franklin was a former regional administrative district of Canadas Northwest Territories. ... The District of Mackenzie was a former regional administrative district of Canadas Northwest Territories. ...


Government

Nunavut's head of state is a Commissioner appointed by the federal Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. As in the other territories, the commissioner's role is symbolic and is analogous to that of a lieutenant governor. While the Commissioner is not formally a representative of the Queen of Canada, a role roughly analogous to representing the Crown has accrued to the position. Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions, especially referring to a high-ranking public (administrative or police) official, or an analogous official in the private sector (e. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development really heads two different departments. ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, wearing the Sovereigns insignia of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit The style of the Canadian Sovereign has varied over the years. ...


The members of the unicameral legislative assembly are elected individually; there are no parties and the legislature is consensus-based.[13] The head of government, the premier of Nunavut, is elected by, and from the members of the legislative assembly. For unicameral alphabets, see the article letter case. Unicameralism is the practice of having only one legislative or parliamentary chamber. ... Non-partisan democracy (also no-party democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic elections (by secret ballot) take place without reference to political parties or even the speeches, campaigns, nominations, or other apparatus commonly associated with democracy. ... Consensus government is a system of government which does not elect members of political parties but rather rule based on consensus. ... ΘιɵΝΝΝ Paul Okalik, current premier of Nunavut The Premier of Nunavut is the first minister for the Canadian territory of Nunavut. ...


The territory's first legislature was dissolved on January 16, 2004, with an election shortly thereafter. See Nunavut general election, 2004. As of 2007, Nunavut is in its second government. is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nunavut, Canada conducted its second general election on February 16, 2004, to elect the 19 members of the Legislative Assembly. ...


Faced by criticism of his policies, Premier Paul Okalik set up an advisory council of eleven elders, whose function it is to help incorporate "Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit" (Inuit culture and traditional knowledge, often referred to in English as "IQ") into the territory's political and governmental decisions. In Canada, a Premier is the head of government of a province. ... Paul Okalik Hon. ... Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ; sometimes Inuit Qaujimanituqangit - ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᑐᖃᖏᑦ) is an Inuktitut phrase that is often translated as Inuit traditional knowledge, Inuit traditional institutions or even Inuit traditional technology. ...


The territory has an annual budget of $700 million CAD, provided almost entirely by the federal government. Former Prime Minister Paul Martin designated support for Northern Canada as one of his priorities for 2004, with an extra $500 million to be divided among the three territories. “C$” redirects here. ... Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ...


Language

Along with Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, and French are also official languages. Inuinnaqtun is an indigenous language of Canada. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


In his 2000 commissioned report (Aajiiqatigiingniq Language of Instruction Research Paper) to Nunavut Departments of Education, Martin of York University states that a "long-term threat to Inuit language from English is found everywhere, and current school language policies and practices on language are contributing to that threat" if Nunavut schools follow the Northwest Territories model. He provides a 20 year language plan to create a "fully functional bilingual society, in Inuktitut and English" by 2020. The plan provides different models, including: York University (French: Université York), located in Toronto, Ontario, is Canadas third-largest university and has produced several of the countrys top leaders in the fields of law, politics, literature, philosophy, journalism, management, meteorological, chemical, and space sciences, and fine arts including film, theatre, jazz and experimental music... For the former United States territory, see Northwest Territory. ...

  • "Qulliq Model", for most Nunavut communities, with Inuktitut as the main language of instruction.
  • "Inuinnaqtun Immersion" model, for language reclamation and immersion to revitalize Inuinnaqtun as a living language.
  • "Mixed Population Model", mainly for Iqaluit (possibly for Rankin Inlet), as the 40% Qallunaat population (pronounced "howl-u-not"), the Inuit term for Caucasians, may have different requirements.[14]

Coordinates: , Settled 1942 City status April 19, 2001 Government  - Type Iqaluit Municipal Council  - Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik Area [1]  - City 52. ... Rankin Inlet (Inuktitut: Kangiqiniq ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ or Kangirliniq ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ) is a city in Nunavut territory of Canada. ...

Major mines

Several mining projects are in the works; as of January 2006 Miramar Mining Corporation's Doris gold project and Cumberland Resources's Meadowbank gold project were in the process of review for approval. The Lupin Mine is a gold producer in Nunavut Territory, Canada, having opened in 1982. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Contwoyto Lake is a lake in the Kitikmeot Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, located near the border with the Northwest Territories. ... Little Cornwallis Island, Nunavut Little Cornwallis Island is one of the Canadian arctic islands in Nunavut, Canada. ... This article is about the metal. ... General Name, symbol, number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Standard atomic weight 65. ... Little Cornwallis Island, Nunavut Little Cornwallis Island is one of the Canadian arctic islands in Nunavut, Canada. ... Resolute (Qausuittuq) is a small town on Cornwallis Island in Nunavut, Canada, along the shore of Resolute Bay and the Northwest Passage. ... , Aerial view of Nanisivik Nanisivik Mine was a zinc-lead mine in the company town of Nanisivik, Nunavut, 750 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle on Baffin Island. ... The community of Nanisivik is located just inland from Strathcona Sound, near the community of Arctic Bay in Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Arctic Bay is an Inuit settlement of approximately 646 people located in the northern part of the Borden Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. ... The Rankin Inlet Mine was located at Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. ... For other uses, see Nickel (disambiguation). ... Copper has played a significant part in the history of mankind, which has used the easily accessible uncompounded metal for nearly 10,000 years. ... Jericho Diamond Mine is a diamond mine located in Canadas Nunavut territory. ... This article is about the mineral. ... Motto: Multum In Parvo (Much In Little) Coordinates: Country Canada Territory Northwest Territories Region North Slave Region Established 1936/1937 Government  - City Mayor Gordon Van Tighem  - Governing Body Consensus government  - Legislature List of Yellowknife MPs and MLAs Area  - City 105. ...


In popular culture

Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie wrote a song about the birth of this territory. The theme of the song is along the lines of "We'll keep Canada," he said, "and you can have Nunavut!" (pronouncing it "None-of-it"). Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie are a Canadian comedy group from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


The White Stripes shot the music video for their single "You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)" in Iqaluit-Apex, Nunavut. This article is about the American duo. ... You Dont Know What Love Is (You Just Do as Youre Told) is a song written and recorded by The White Stripes, and is the second track off their album Icky Thump. ...


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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... Nunavut is one of Canadas territories, and has established several territorial symbols. ... Nunavut Arctic College is funded by the Government of Nunavut and has several campuses and centres spread out throughout Nunavut, Canada. ... Scouting in Nunavut did not develop until 1970, as a section of the Northwest Territories. ... Nunatsiaq News (ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᑦ) is a Canadian newspaper based in Iqaluit and serves both Nunavut and the Nunavik region of Quebec and is also available in Ottawa. ...

References

  1. ^ a b 2006 Canada Census
  2. ^ Canada's population estimates 2007-09-27. Statistics Canada. Retrieved on 2007-09-27.
  3. ^ Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory
  4. ^ a b Justice Canada (1993). Nunavut Act. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  5. ^ a b Justice Canada (1993). Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  6. ^ Wikipedia contributors, "List of countries by population density," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed May 9, 2007).
  7. ^ Maple Leaf Web: Nunavut - The Story of Canada's Inuit People
  8. ^ CBC Digital Archives (2006). Creation of Nunavut. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  9. ^ Wikipedia contributors, "List of countries and outlying territories by total area," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed May 9, 2007).
  10. ^ The Corner Corner. Manitoba - Northwest Territories - Nunavut - Saskatchewan Multi-point. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  11. ^ StatCan (2001). Community Highlights for Nunavut. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  12. ^ StatCan (2001). 2001 Census Aboriginal Population Profiles. Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  13. ^ CBC Digital Archives (2006). On the Nunavut Campaign Trail. Retrieved on 2007-04-26.
  14. ^ Board of Education (2000). "Summary of Aajiiqatigiingniq" (html). gov.nu.ca. Retrieved on 2007-10-27.
  15. ^ Wolfden Resources

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Further reading

  • Alia, Valerie. Names and Nunavut Culture and Identity in Arctic Canada. New York: Berghahn Books, 2007. ISBN 1845451651
  • Kulchyski, Peter Keith. Like the Sound of a Drum: Aboriginal Cultural Politics in Denendeh and Nunavut. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2005. ISBN 0887551785
  • Sanna, Ellyn, and William Hunter. Canada's Modern-Day Aboriginal Peoples Nunavut & Evolving Relationships. Markham, Ont: Scholastic Canada, 2008. ISBN 9780779173228

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Coordinates: 68°47′N 95°25′W / 68.783, -95.417 (Nunavut) The region now known as Nunavut has supported a continuous population for approximately 4000 years. ... It is a commonly-held misconception that Nunavut is made up of some of the former regions of the Northwest Territories, separated in their entirety. ... Here is a list of communities in Nunavut Territory, Canada. ... Nunavut is a territory of Canada. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This is a list of the Commissioners of Nunavut Territory, Canada, since its creation in 1999. ... This is a list of the premiers of Nunavut Territory, Canada, since its creation in 1999. ... The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut is located in Iqaluit. ... The territory of Nunavut, in Canadas arctic which was created in 1999 has had two elections in its short history: Nunavut general election, 1999 Nunavut general election, 2004 Nunavut uses consensus government, which means there are no parties. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, the present day region Kitikmeot Region, Northwest Territories, the pre-division region Category: ... Bathurst Inlet from the air with the old mission visible Bathhurst Inlet, (Inuinnaqtun: Qingaun or Qingaut, Inuktitut: ᑭᖓᐅᓐ), is a small Inuit community located in Bathurst Inlet in the Kitikmeot Region of Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Iqaluit and Cambridge Bay Cambridge Bay (69°07′N 105°02′W MST) (named for Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge) is a hamlet located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. ... Gjoa Haven (Usqsuqtuuq, in Inuktitut) Named after Roald Amundsens boat, the Gjøa. ... The community of Kugaaruk (formerly known as Pelly Bay until 3 December 1999) is located on the shore of Gulf of Boothia in Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Inuit women preparing to make bannock at Kugluktuk Kugluktuk (Inuinnaqtun: Qurluktuk, Inuktitut: ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ, formerly Coppermine until 1 January 1996) is a hamlet located in Nunavut, Canada, on Coronation Gulf, southwest of Victoria Island. ... The community of Taloyoak (formerly known as Spence Bay until 1 July 1992) is located on the Boothia Peninsula in Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Umingmaktuuq - looking towards the Co-op store The community of Umingmaktok (he or she caught a Musk Ox) is located in Bathurst Inlet in the Kitikmeot Region of Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Kivalliq Region of Nunavut Kivalliq Region (Inuktitut: ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ) is an administrative region of Nunavut. ... Two of the churches in Arviat Arviat (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ; formerly called Eskimo Point until 1 June 1989) is a predominantly Inuit hamlet located on the western shore of Hudson Bay in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut Canada. ... Baker Lake is a settlement in Nunavut on mainland Canada, 320 kilometers inland from Hudson Bay and located at 64° 19’ N, 96°02’W. It has a population of about 1500. ... Chesterfield Inlet Mission Hospital Chesterfield Inlet (Inuktitut: Igluligaarjuk, Syllabics: ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ) is located on the western shore of Hudson Bay in Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Coral Harbour (ᓴᓪᓖᑦ in Inuktitut syllabics), is a small, Inuit community that is located on Southampton Island. ... A Thule site at the Meliadine River near Rankin Inlet Rankin Inlet (Inuktitut: Kangiqiniq; Inuktitut syllabics: ᑲᖏᕿᓂᖅ or Kangirliniq ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ, meaning deep bay/inlet) is an Inuit hamlet in Nunavut, Canada. ... Repulse Bay (Inuktitut syllabics: ᓇᐅᔮᑦ; Inuktitut: Naujaat) is an Inuit hamlet located on the shore of Hudson Bay in Nunavut, Canada. ... Whale Cove (in Nunavut Territory, Canada), in Inuktitut syllabics on the Western shores of Hudson Bay, is a hamlet located just south of Rankin Inlet. ... Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut Qikiqtaaluk Region or Qikiqtani Region (Inuktitut: á•¿á‘­á–…á‘–á“—á’ƒ) is an administrative region of Nunavut. ... Arctic Bay is an Inuit settlement of approximately 646 people located in the northern part of the Borden Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. ... Part of the town, taken in September 2005 Cape Dorset (Inuktitut: Kinngait; Syllabics: ᑭᙵᐃᑦ) is located on Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada, and is served by Cape Dorset Airport. ... The community of Clyde River is located on the shore of Baffin Island on the Davis Strait in Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Map showing the location of Grise Fiord The Inuit settlement of Grise Fiord, in the territory of Nunavut, is the northernmost civilian settlement in Canada(or political North America). ... The Inuit settlement of Hall Beach (pop. ... Igloolik, sometimes spelled Iglulik, is a community in Nunavut, northern Canada. ... Coordinates: , Settled 1942 City status April 19, 2001 Government  - Type Iqaluit Municipal Council  - Mayor Elisapee Sheutiapik Area [1]  - City 52. ... The community of Kimmirut (known as Lake Harbour until 1 January 1996) is located on the shore of Hudson Strait in Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... The community of Nanisivik is located just inland from Strathcona Sound, near the community of Arctic Bay in Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Maktak Fiord. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island), Nunavut, Canada off of Baffin Island in Davis Strait. ... Resolute (Qausuittuq) is a small town on Cornwallis Island in Nunavut, Canada, along the shore of Resolute Bay and the Northwest Passage. ... Sanikiluaq (ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᖅ) is a small Inuit hamlet of 750 people, located in Hudson Bay, on the Belcher Islands, in the Baffin Region of Nunavut. ... The Canadian National Parks system encompasses over forty protected areas, including National Parks, National Park Reserves and National Marine Conservation Areas. ... Auyuittuq National Park is a national park located on Baffin Islands Cumberland Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. ... Satellite picture of a glacier in Ellesmere National Park. ... Sirmilik National Park is a national park located in Nunavut, Canada. ... Ukkusiksalik National Park is a national park in Nunavut, Canada. ... List of parks in the territory of Nunavut, Canada. ... Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park is a park situated 10 km northwest of Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada. ... Katannilik Territorial Park Reserve is a territorial park in Nunavut, Canada. ... Kugluk/Bloody Falls Territorial Park[1] [2] is located about 15 km southwest of Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Northwest Passage Territorial Park is located at Gjoa Haven, on King William Island Nunavut, Canada. ... Looking north towards Ovayok Ovayok Territorial Park (sometimes Uvajuq, formerly Mount Pelly) is a park situated 15 km (9 mi) east of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      Canada is a federation which consists of ten provinces that, with three territories, make up the worlds second largest country in total area. ... 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