The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister Responsible for the Northwest Territories Housing Corporation (NWTHC) and Homelessness, and Duane Ningaqsiq Smith, Chair and CEO of Inuvialuit Regional Co
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Tuktoyaktuk, or Tuktuuyaqtuuq, (meaning "place resembling a caribou") is found amidst a landscape dotted with huge ice-covered hills known as pingos and situated on the edge of the Beaufort Sea. With a population around 1000, it is the major Inuvialuit community within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.
Still very much a traditional whaling town, Tuktoyaktuk has prepared itself for an expected increase in tourism. In the fall of 2017, an all-season highway will open to connect the community to Inuvik and the rest of Canada.
In the 1980s the community was the centre of oil and gas activities in the Western Arctic. Today, there are still large reserves of oil and gas both on and offshore near Tuktoyaktuk.
At the most recent IRC Board of Directors meeting, held on February 21 to 23 in Inuvik, Gerald (Jerry) Inglangasuk was elected the new Vice-Chair and Eddie Dillon was elected the new Secretary/Trea
Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC) announced that arrangements have been concluded to transfer ownership of Canadian North and Weldco-Beales Manufacturing directly into IDC.