A US Coast Guard weather station was established here during WWII and provided the Inuit with an alternate form of employment. Although the Inuit here have become renowned for their soapstone and whale-bone sculptures as well as their silkscreening designs, many still live a quiet, traditional life closely tied to the land.
Author EDWARD STRUZIK
Links to Other Sites
Carving Out a Future
An in-depth study of contemporary Inuit sculptures created by artists located in Arviat, Cape Dorset, and Clyde River. By Jill Barber. From Carleton University. A large PDF file.
Plan your next Arctic adventure at this Nunavut Tourism website. Offers information about local communities, history and culture, recreational opportunities, and much more.
The website for Arctic Mission, a scientific voyage through the Arctic’s fabled North-West Passage. Features interactive maps, videos, photos and written observations about the landscape, climate, and wildlife that inhabit this region. From the National Film Board.
Besides hockey and the maple leaf, there is little as symbolically Canadian as the CBC – the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It grew out of a developing nation's need to express its identity and find its voice.