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Alternate Name: Repulse Bay
Local Meaning: “Seagull Fledgling”
About the Community
Incorporated in 1968, Naujat Co-op recently opened a new retail store. Co-op operations include hotel and restaurant and cable television services, arts and crafts, and property rentals. They are also the community’s source for heating fuel for homes.
Naujaat is located right on the Arctic Circle, at the northern shore of the Bay. Sitting on a steeply cliffed coastline, the area is rich with Thule heritage. The homeland of the Iglulik Inuit, it was first visited by Europeans in the early 18th century.
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Naujaat is known for its excellent artisans, especially for its Inuit carvers who work in bone, ivory and stone. Many Inuit participated in the whaling industry, and the community relies on sealing, fishing, hunting and artistry as a part of everyday life.
You will find kayaking, hiking, dog sledding, sports, fishing, hunting, and expeditions. Arctic wildlife watching trips can also be arranged, and glimpses of polar bears, wolves, orca, walrus and caribou can be expected.