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  Welcome to Nunavut! - ExploreNorth
Nunavut was created by the Nunavut Act, which was assented to on the 10th of June, 1993.
One of the features of Nunavut government that incorporates Inuit cultural values is the Nunavut Court of Justice, which has only one level, so judges hear criminal, family and civil cases.
Nunavut's economy does not have a very solid foundation at present, and there are hopes for a major growth in tourism and mining in the future.
www.explorenorth.com /library/weekly/aa040199.htm   (569 words)

 CanadaInfoLink is everything you wanted to know about Canada and canadian information about provinces, provincial ...
Nunavut consists of: all of Canada north of 60° N and east of the boundary shown on the map below, and which is not within Quebec or Newfoundland; and the islands of Hudson Bay, James Bay and Ungava Bay that are not within Manitoba, Ontario or Quebec.
Nunavut is twice the size of Ontario with a population not much greater than the city of Brockville.
The dominant colours, blue and gold, are the ones preferred by the Nunavut Implementation Commissioners to symbolize the riches of the land, sea and sky.
www.canadainfolink.ca /nunavut.htm   (1168 words)

 Welcome to Nunavut
Though the creation of the territory of Nunavut is a new chapter in Canada's confederation, the story of Nunavut and the Inuit who make their lives there is an ancient one, going back over thousands of years.
The Nunavut Land Claims Agreement gives title to Inuit-owned lands measuring about 350,000 square kilometres (of the total area of Nunavut of 1.9 million square kilometres), of which about 35,000 square kilometres include mineral rights.
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) was set up as a private corporation in 1993 to ensure that promises made in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement are carried out.
www.polarnet.ca /polarnet/nunavut.htm   (456 words)

 Welcome to nunavut.com web site
Nunavut.com is a brief portal to the best of Nunavut, created by the territory's leading marketers and publishers.
Nunavut's leading newspaper, Nunatsiaq News is read by most residents every week for its insightful editorials and hard-hitting news coverage.
The publisher of the Nunavut Handbook, Ayaya is an Inuit owned company based in Nunavut, Ayaya is Nunavut's leading marketing firm.
www.nunavut.com   (196 words)

 The 2004 Nunavut Handbook
Nunavut is a spectacular travel destination and deserves an equally impressive travel guide.
The Nunavut Handbook is written by northerners who know Nunavut's unique land, wildlife and history.
With brand new chapters on the territory’s developing tourism industry, working in Nunavut, and much more, the new edition of the Nunavut Handbook is the most comprehensive guide to all things Nunavut.
www.arctic-travel.com   (85 words)

  (English)Government of Nunavut   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nunavut -- "our land" in the Inuktitut language -- has been home to Inuit for millennia and part of Canada for more than a century.
Embracing both traditional knowledge and values and the new opportunities presented by technologies like the Internet, the Government of Nunavut now provides a wide range of services tailored to the unique needs of approximately 27,000 residents.
Nunavut is a place of great economic growth.
www.gov.nu.ca /gnmain.htm   (182 words)

  Nunavut - MSN Encarta
Nunavut is the native homeland of the Inuit, who make up nearly 85 percent of the total population.
Nunavut was created as part of a long process that originated with the Canadian government’s decision in the early 1970s to negotiate settlements with aboriginal groups that file land claims.
Nunavut is in the northeastern part of Canada; Greenland is to the east of it and the Northwest Territories to the west.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554898/article.html   (1512 words)

 Nunavut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If Nunavut were a sovereign nation, it would be the least densely populated in the world: nearby Greenland, for example, has almost the same area and twice the population.
Nunavut's small and sparse population makes it unlikely the territory will be granted provincial status in the foreseeable future, although this may change if the Yukon, which is only marginally more populous, becomes a province.
Nunavut has land borders with the Northwest Territories on several islands as well as the mainland, and a tiny land border with Newfoundland and Labrador on Killiniq Island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nunavut   (1313 words)

Nunavut is the largest political subdivision in Canada, with 18 percent of the total area of the country.
Nunavut is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean and polar ice; on the northeast and east by Baffin Bay and Davis Strait; on the southeast by Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay; on the south by Manitoba; and on the west by the Northwest Territories.
Nunavut is divided into three administrative regions: Qikiqtaluk, which includes Baffin Island and the northern archipelago (group of islands) and islands in Hudson Bay; Kivalliq, which covers southern Nunavut; and Kitik meot in the west.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /canada/Nunavut-to-Yukon/Nunavut.html   (4288 words)

Nunavut is bordered by Baffin Bay and the Labrador Sea to the east, Manitoba and Saskatchewan to the south, and the Northwest Territories on the west.
Although the Nunavut government faces many challenges with high unemployment, low educational levels and little infrastructure, the Nunavut land claims settlement, one of the most comprehensive and innovative land claims between an aborigine group and a state, gives the Inuit control over their economic, political, and cultural future.
With the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, the Inuit gain title to 136,000 square miles of land plus $1.1 billion dollars in compensation, a share of mineral, oil, and gas development, the right to participate in decisions regarding the land and water resources, and rights to harvest wildlife on their lands.
www.infoplease.com /spot/nunavut1.html   (636 words)

Nunavut, which translates from the Inuktitut dialect of the Eastern Arctic Inuit as "Our Land," is a territorial subdivision of the erstwhile Northwest Territories.
It was established by the Nunavut Act of June 1993 and became a constitutional entity on April 1 1999.
Nunavut has a total population of approximately 27 000, of whom 80% are Inuit, who became beneficiaries under the Nunavut Land Settlement Agreement, also of June 1993.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0005849   (367 words)

 Nunavut (electoral district) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nunavut (formerly known as Nunatsiaq) is a federal electoral district in Nunavut, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979.
Nunavut is the largest electoral district in the Western and Northern hemispheres.
Nunavut is a strongly Liberal territory: the Liberal candidate has won every election since 1988 (often by an enormous margin) and finished at least second in every election since the establishment of the electoral district of Nunatsiaq in 1979.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nunavut_(electoral_district)   (396 words)

 Nunavut - MSN Encarta
The Tungavik Federation of Nunavut was the Inuit negotiating organization that reached a land claim agreement with the federal government.
In 1993 the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act were ratified by parliament at the same time.
The Nunavut Act established the Nunavut Implementation Commission to handle matters during the transition period between 1993 and 1999.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554898_9/Nunavut.html   (984 words)

 Nunatsiaq News
Nunavut is a new Canadian territory that came into being on April 1, 1999, through the division of the Northwest Territories.
Since the majority of voters in Nunavut are Inuit, Inuit in Nunavut control their own legislative assembly through a form of self-government under which non-Inuit residents are also guaranteed the right to participate in elections for the Nunavut legislative assembly and for Nunavut's 26 municipal governments.
A Nunavut-wide Inuit organization called Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (also known by the commonly-used acronym "NTI") is responsible for administering the money and land that Nunavut Inuit now own under their land claim agreement, for ensuring that governments and others carry out their legal obligations under the agreement, and for promoting Inuit language and culture.
www.nunatsiaq.com /AboutNunavut/NunaFAQ.html   (582 words)

 Nunavut. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Nunavut encompassess most of Canada’s Arctic islands, including Ellesmere, Baffin, Devon, Prince of Wales, Southampton, and Coats, as well as the islands in Hudson and James bays.
Geographically, the territory is largely on the Canadian Shield and almost entirely north of the tree line (except near the Manitoba border); the landscape is dominated by tundra, rock, and snow and ice.
The separation of Nunavut from the Northwest Territories began with a 1992 territorial referendum in which the electorate approved the move as part of the largest native land-claim settlement in Canadian history.
www.bartleby.com /65/nu/Nunavut.html   (452 words)

 2006 Review: Nunavut News/North
Nunavut sealers were left scratching their heads after the home-rule government of Greenland banned the import of seal skins from Canada to protest what it called inhumane sealing practices in Labrador.
Nunavut Employees Union president Doug Workman said the cost and scarcity of housing, particularly in Iqaluit were making it hard for the GN to attract workers.
Nunavut still had an infection rate 17 times the national average, a fact caused in part by cultural gaps between Inuit and the Qallunaat (non-Inuit) who largely run the health care system, said Lakehead University researcher Helle Moeller.
www.nnsl.com /yir2006/06yirNunavut.html   (4764 words)

Nunavut is a new territory that was once part of the Northwest Territory.
Nunavut is shaped something like an a "inukshuk" or a pile of stones stacked to look like a human.
Nunavut's nickname is the land of the "Land Of The Midnight Sun".
www.durham.edu.on.ca /grassroots/westcreek/research4kids2000/grade3/Canada/nunavut.htm   (549 words)

 New Province - Canada's Having Nunavut
Since of the twenty eight communities in Nunavut, all but one of them are coastal, population density in the interior is significantly less than even this small number.
Nunavut has a while to go before their baby boom bulge hits retirement, 56% of the population is under 25 years of age.
On the dawn of this new experiment, it is fervently hoped that Nunavut may, through a combination of traditional values and modern innovation, show the world the way of peaceful coexistence.
www.getlostmagazine.com /features/1999/9904nunavut/nunavut.html   (461 words)

 PDAC • Issues & Advocacy • Land Use • Protected Areas • Nunavut
The land and fresh water area of the Nunavut is 209,319,000 hectares with the land only area being 193,611,300 hectares.
The Government of Nunavut has committed to the development of a Nunavut Park Program, to be followed by the creation of a Parks and Conservation Areas System Plan, and the development of a Protected Areas Strategy within these contexts.
The Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated Lands Department and the Regional Inuit Associations Lands Managers are working to develop guidelines and policies as to how the Land Policy Advisory Committee will work within the Inuit Owned Lands in the Nunavut Settlement Area.
www.pdac.ca /pdac/advocacy/land-use/pa-nunavut.html   (589 words)

 Nunavut - Destinations - Canadian Tourism Commission   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nunavut's vastness encompasses many regional variations of arctic climate, landforms and ecosystems, from the flat barren lands and shallow tundra lakes of western Nunavut to the majestic fiords, mountain ranges and icebergs of eastern Nunavut.
Nunavut is a land with a culture -- and a heritage -- thousands of years old.
Nunavut means "Our Land" in Inuktitut, and is home to the Inuit, who make up 85% of the territory's population.
www.keepexploring.ca /tc_redesign/app/en/ca/destinations.do?provinceId=9   (170 words)

Nunavut is located in northern North America, and borders Northwest Territories (west), and Manitoba (south).
The first European to reach Nunavut was English explorer Sir Martin Frobisher, who was seeking the Northwest Passage to Asia.
Nunavut winters last nine months a year, and the average temperature in January hovers around -30C.
www.unitednorthamerica.org /NU.htm   (148 words)

 Nunavut Hunting - polar bear, muskox, caribou, wolf
Nunavut’s Minister of Environment, Olayuk Akesuk, has endorsed Greenland’s Government for instituting a new system of polar bear management.
Nunavut and Greenland have reached an agreement to manage shared populations of polar bears that will help ensure their sustainability.
Nunavut has taken a major step forward in the management and conservation of polar bears.
www.biggamehunt.net /sections/Nunavut   (241 words)

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