The Aivilingmiut (or Aivilik) are an Inuit people who traditionally have resided north of Hudson Bay in Canada, near Naujaat (Repulse Bay), Chesterfield Inlet, Southampton Island, and Cape Fullerton. They are descendants of the Thule people. [cite web |url= |title=Northern Vignettes: Naujan |accessdate=2008-05-02 |last=Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=] , and are considered a southern subgroup of the Iglulik Inuit. [cite web |url=,M1 |title=Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication |accessdate=2008-05-02 |last=Wurm |first=Stephen Adolphe |coauthors= |date=1996 |work= |publisher=] In the late 1800s, they migrated south to work among American whalers hunting in Hudson Bay. The Aivilingmiut are known for their dog teams and walrus hunting. [cite web |url= |title=Lokate Archives - Native American Culture Areas: The Arctic |accessdate=2008-05-02 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • George Comer — Infobox Person name = George Comer image size = 200px caption = Capt. George Comer birth name = birth date = April, 1858 birth place = Quebec City death date = 1937 death place = East Haddam, Connecticut death cause = resting place = resting… …   Wikipedia

  • Sadlermiut — Infobox Ethnic group group=Sadlermiut popplace=Canada langs=Eskimo Aleut languages related=Aleuts, Inuit, Yupiks rels=Possibly ShamanismThe Sadlermiut (also called Sagdlirmiut , [cite web | first=David | last=Dalby | date=1994 2006 |… …   Wikipedia

  • Igloolik, Nunavut — Igloolik, (Syllabics: ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ, sometimes spelled Iglulik), is an Inuit community, Qikiqtaaluk Region in Nunavut, northern Canada. Because it is on a small island in Foxe Basin that is very close to the Melville Peninsula (and to a lesser degree,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ukkusiksalik National Park — Infobox protected area|name=Ukkusiksalik National Park iucn category=II caption=Location of Ukkusiksalik National Park in Canada locator x=135 locator y=98 location=Nunavut, Canada nearest city=Chesterfield Inlet lat degrees=65 lat minutes=20 lat …   Wikipedia

  • Southampton Island — Infobox Islands name = Southampton image caption = Southampton Island within Nunavut image size = locator map custom = native name = native name link = Inuktikut nickname = location = Hudson Bay coordinates =… …   Wikipedia

  • Repulse Bay, Nunavut — Repulse Bay Naujaat ᓇᐅᔮᑦ Repulse Bay in October …   Wikipedia

  • Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut — Contents 1 Demographics 2 Climate 3 See also 4 References …   Wikipedia

  • Cape Fullerton — Cape Fullerton, Nunavut, Canada Barracks at Cape Fullerton, Nunavut, Cana …   Wikipedia

  • Fort Chesterfield (schooner) — The Fort Chesterfield, known as “Umiajuatnak” by the Inuit, [cite web |url= story.htm |title=Living History of Chesterfield Inlet An Elders Story: LeenieeSammutok and Mary Nuvak |accessdate=2008 04 13 |last …   Wikipedia

  • Coral Harbour — Coral Harbour, Territorium Nunavut, Region Kivalliq liegt an der Südküste der Southampton Insel am nördlichen Rand der Hudson Bay. Die Siedlung trägt den Inuktitut Namen Salliq, „große flache Insel vor dem Festland“, und hat etwa 850 Einwohner… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.