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Encyclopedia > Tuktoyaktuk

Tuktoyaktuk or Tuktoyuktuk formerly Port Brabant is a small Inuvialuit community located in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Tuktoyaktuk, also known as Tuk, lies north of the Arctic Circle on the shore of the Arctic Ocean.

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Geography

Latitude: 69 26' 20" N


Longitude 133 01' 45" W


Demographics

Total Population: 930


Total Dwellings: 343


The Molson Ice Polar Beach Party

On September 3, 1995, as a publicity stunt, Molson Brewing Company arranged to have some popular rock bands give a concert at Tuktoyuktuk. For months leading up to concert radio stations across North America that advertized for Molson's ran contests where they gave away tickets. Canadian film-maker Albert Neremberg made a documentary about this concert, entitled Invasion of the Beer People.


References

  • TUK Canada website: Visitors Guide of Tuktoyaktuk (http://www.tuk.ca/)
  • Website for Invasion of the Beer People (http://www.nutaaq.com/beer.html).
  • Phoenix New Times website: Polarpaloozian Article by Chad Wilton (http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/issues/1995-10-05/suntracks.html)
  • Government of Canada website: Community Demographics (http://broadband.gc.ca/demographic_servlet/community_demographics/7287)

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Canku Ota - May 18, 2002 - Memories of a Reindeer Herder - Jimmy Komeak (1708 words)
In the summer of 1942, he and his brother Joseph traveled back to the west to Tuktoyaktuk on a small boat called the Nigilik, which was owned by the trading company Con Alaska.
For a year he worked for the RCMP in aklavik, the Hudson Bay Company in Tuktoyaktuk, various Dew (Distant Early Warning) site, Community Health Worker for the local nursing station, outreach worker, delegate for the Metis Association, and harbour monitor during the 1970s and 80s oil exploration boom in the Western Arctic.
Tuktoyaktuk Elders' Committee, whereby he is the secretary manager.
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