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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Ulukhaktok (Holman), or Uluksaqtuuq, (meaning "place where one finds material to make ulus") is located on Victoria Island and is the most eastern Inuvialuit community. With a population of almost 500, Ulukhaktok also holds traditional ties with the Inuit of the central Arctic.
Culture is very much alive in the community with western and eastern-style drum dancing, throat singing and a unique style of printmaking. Many residents have artistic backgrounds and are involved with the Holman Eskimo Co-op in producing prints, tapestries, sewing and other crafts.
Ulukhaktok is also the home of the Billy Joss Open Golf Tournament, an annual event that is played on Canada's most northern course under the midnight sun.
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.