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Settled by indigenous people over four thousand years ago, Nunavut, which means ‘our land’ in Inuktitut, is the newest and largest federal territory in Canada (since 1999). This enormous natural paradise in the High Arctic is a place where ancient traditions, untouched landscapes and incredible wildlife exist together. Nunavut is the home for Inuit.
Comprising most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Nunavut is the size of Western Europe. About 32 000 people – 84 percent Inuit – live in an area of 2,1 million square kilometers (808,190 square miles) west of Greenland. The territory can only be accessed by air and sea. The 27 communities are not linked by road. The capital is Iqaluit with little over 6000 residents.
In May and June 2012 I spent 3-4 weeks on Inuit land in two locations: in Pangnirtung at 66 northern latitude and in Pond Inlet at 73 northern latitude. I also lived about a week on a floating ice called floe edge near the Sirmilik National Park outside Pond Inlet. This is the place where the wildlife & birds pass by at this time of the year.
To get more info about these villages or places, please, see the picture folders.