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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.
The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) today outlined several concerns with the 2018 sealift season and the GNWT plans going forward.
The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) welcomes today’s commitment from Northern Affairs Minister, Dominic Leblanc and Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, to work with Inuvialuit rights ho