The community developed rapidly after WWII, when it was an advance base for the Canadian Army's "Operation Muskox" SNOWMOBILE expedition. In the late 1970s the hamlet made national headlines in a landmark ABORIGINAL RIGHTS court case, when its residents contested the right of companies to mine URANIUM in the area.
The majority of the Inuit population still subsists on traditional hunting and carving activities. A number of artists are renowned for their printmaking.
See also INUIT PRINTMAKING.
Author ANNELIES POOL
Links to Other Sites
The Barren Lands
This site offers an extensive online collection of archival documents from two Geological Survey of Canada expditions to the Barren Lands region located in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and in the area now known as Nunavut. From the University of Toronto.
Plan your next Arctic adventure at this Nunavut Tourism website. Offers information about local communities, history and culture, recreational opportunities, and much more.
Influences and Interactions
An overview of the unique regional styles of Inuit sculpture. From the katilvik.com website.
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...