Nunavut, Canada Genealogy

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Discussions on dividing the Northwest Territories along ethnic lines began in the 1950s, and legislation to do this was introduced in 1963. After its failure a federal commission recommended against such a measure. In 1976, as part of the land claims negotiations between the Inuit and the federal government, the parties discussed division of the Northwest Territories to provide a separate territory for the Inuit. On April 14, 1982, a plebiscite on division was held throughout the Northwest Territories. A majority of the residents voted in favour and the federal government gave a conditional agreement seven months later.
The land claims agreement was completed in September 1992 and ratified by nearly 85% of the voters in Nunavut in a referendum. On July 9, 1993, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act and the Nunavut Act were passed by the Canadian Parliament. The transition to establish Nunavut Territory was completed on April 1, 1999.

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Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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Arctic Bay         Link
Arviat         Link   Link
Baker Lake           Link
Bathurst Inlet             Link
Cambridge Bay          Link
Cape Dorset           Link
Chesterfield Inlet          Link
Clyde River           Link
Coral Harbour          Link
Ellesmere Island        Link   Link
Gjoa Haven          Link
Grise Fiord            Link
Hall Beach           Link
Igloolik           Link
Kimmirut           Link
Kugaaruk           Link
Kugluktuk          Link
Pangnirtung           Link
Pond Inlet          Link
Qikiqtarjuaq           Link
Rankin Inlet            Link
Repulse Bay           Link
Resolute             Link  
Sanikilauq            Link
Taloyoak            Link
Whale Cove              Link

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