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Sachs Harbour

Sachs Harbour, or Ikaahuk, (meaning "place where one crosses") is the most northern community in the Northwest Territories. It is situated on the south shore of Banks Island and is the nearest community to Aulavik National Park. It is home to around 125 people. 

Once called the "White Fox Capital", this picturesque settlement is now known as the "Muskox Capital of Canada". After all, Banks Island is home to more than half of the world's muskox population. 

Although an ancestral territory of the Inuvialuit, Sachs Harbour first became a permanent settlement in 1929. With a flourishing white fox population, three families from the Mackenzie Delta sailed to the island to harvest the valuable pelts. 

Community Corporation Information: 
 
Sachs Harbour Community Corporation
PO Box 59
Sachs Harbour, NT X0E 0Z0
Tel: (867) 690-3025
Fax: (867) 690-4905
Agnes Semmler, Canadian Minister John Munro, and Les Carpenter at the signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement.

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) sends its condolences to the family and friends of Les L. Carpenter, who passed away on July 3, 2018 at the age of 61.

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