Resolute, Nunavut, incorporated as a hamlet in 1987, population 214 (2011c), 229 (2006c). The Hamlet of Resolute is located on the south coast of CORNWALLIS ISLAND in the ARCTIC ARCHIPELAGO. It was named for a ship which wintered here in 1850, but its development began in 1947 with the construction of a joint US-Canadian HIGH ARCTIC WEATHER STATION. In 1953 and 1955, INUIT families from other areas were relocated to the area to take advantage of the island's game and to assert Canada's ARCTIC SOVEREIGNTY. These included Idlout, whose camp was pictured on the 1970s issue of the Canadian $2 bill.