Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, incorporated as a hamlet in 1976, population 812 (2011c), 744 (2006c). The Hamlet of Sanikiluaq is located on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. It is the territory of Nunavut's most southerly community. The original Inuit inhabitants of the barren Belcher Islands were expert kayakers. Because there were few caribou, they made frequent use of eider duck skins for clothing. The first European in the area was Henry Hudson, who sighted the islands in 1610. Today the Inuit residents of Sanikiluaq have an economy based on domestic fishing, trapping and the production of distinctive soapstone carvings.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Pool, Annelies. "Sanikiluaq". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 09 January 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sanikiluaq. Accessed 24 May 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Pool, A., Sanikiluaq (2017). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sanikiluaq
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Pool, Annelies, "Sanikiluaq". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published August 07, 2012; last modified January 09, 2017. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sanikiluaq
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Annelies Pool, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Sanikiluaq", last modified January 09, 2017, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sanikiluaq
|Article by||Annelies Pool|
|Published Online||August 7, 2012|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, incorporated as a hamlet in 1976, population 812 (2011c), 744 (2006c).