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Left to Right - Cape Dorset (March, 2011) and Iqaulit (August, 2015) in Nunavut. Photo credit Karen Kelley.
Nunavut is in Canada’s Eastern and high Arctic. It became the country’s third territory when the Northwest Territories was divided on April1, 1999. There is a system of public government in Nunavut. There are 25 communities and of a population of 31, 906 in the territory, 27,070 (85%) are Inuit. Nunavut means ‘Our Land.’
Inuit in Nunavut are represented through Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated.
Nunavut is divided into three subregions: the Kivalliq Region (Keewatin) represented by the Kivalliq Inuit Association; the Qikiqtaaluk Region (Baffin) represented by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association; and the Kitikmeot Region represented by the Kitikmeot Inuit Association.
|Inuit Population, 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey||Total Population, 2011 Census*||Total Population, 2006 Census*||Population, % change|
* Please note this figure is the total population of Inuit and non-Inuit residents.
Source: Statistics Canada. 2012. Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (table). Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-310-XWE2011002. Released February 8, 2012.