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Native American Tribes of Nunavut

For completeness' sake, we have included a page for the most recent Canadian territory, Nunavut. However, there are no official Native American tribes in Nunavut. Since Nunavut is a majority-Native state-- more than 80% of the population are Inuit-- the regional government is itself Inuit-controlled, and no separate government is needed.

Here is the address and website of the Nunavut regional government:

Government of Nunavut
1104 Inuksugait Plaza
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
http://www.gov.nu.ca/Nunavut/

As for Native American (non-Inuit) people, fewer than a hundred American Indians live in Nunavut and they do not have a tribal organization there. However, part of the traditional Dene hunting territory does fall within its borders, so the Nunavut government also recognizes the hunting and trapping rights of the Dene tribes from Manitoba.

Recommended books about Nunavut Native People:

*Uqalurait: An Oral History of Nunavut: History and traditions of the Inuit of Nunavut.
*Names And Nunavut: Culture And Identity in the Inuit Homeland: An interesting sociology book on Inuit culture and religion.
Celebrating Inuit Art: A beautiful art book featuring Inuit carvings from different regions of the Arctic.



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