Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) will present a series of awards this evening recognizing the contributions and achievements of Inuvialuit.
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Inuvik, or Inuuvik, (meaning "living place") is the regional centre and the location of Inuvialuit Regional Corporation's main offices. The town is home to over half the people living in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region with a population of around 3,400.
Established in 1958, Inuvik was the first planned community above the Arctic Circle. It was built after the government decided a new administrative centre was needed because of flooding threats in nearby Aklavik. Although many Inuvialuit moved to Inuvik from the surrounding area, they still have strong family ties with other settlements throughout the Western Arctic and Alaska.
An important hub for more than just administrative activities, the town lies at the end of the Dempster Highway - an important connection that allows goods from the south to reach all the communities in the region. In the town, many residents still pursue traditional activities and look forward to going out on the land. Hunters and trappers from the Inuvik area are some of the most prosperous in the region.
The world's most northern nine-hole golf course was once again home to the Billy Joss Open, held July 13 to 15, 2018 in Ulukhaktok.
Please be advised that we are unable to offer passport photo services on Friday, July 27 and Friday, August 3.