Geography and Economy
The rolling tundra surrounding the community is actually part of the Kingnait Mountain range. It is the entry point to the nesting grounds of the snow goose at the Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 275 km northeast of the community. While the traditional economy is based on hunting and sealing, many of the majority Inuit population are artists. The famous Dorset printmaking shop is located here. Nearby Mallikjuaq Island Historic Park has evidence of over 1,000 years of occupation of the Thule and Dorset cultures. An interpretive centre for the historic park is also found in the hamlet.