Community Name: Ulukhaktok
Traditional/Former Name: Uluqsaqtuua (where there is copper)
Land Claim Area: Inuvialuit
Electoral District: Nunakput
Member of the Legislative Assembly: Jackie Jacobson
Member of Parliament: Dennis Bevington
Senator: Nick G. Sibbeston
Her Worship Mayor Janet Kanayok
Hamlet of Ulukhaktok
Ulukhaktok, NT X0E 0S0
Location: Ulukhaktok is located on the shores of Kings Bay and Queens Bay, on the western side of Victoria Island, at 70'43'N latitude and 117'45'W longitude. The community is 925 km north of Yellowknife.
Population: 451 (NWT Bureau of Statistics)
Languages: Inuinnaqtun, English
Access: The community is accessible by air from Inuvik year round and bulk supplies and food are barged in during the summer months.
History: Traditionally the Copper Inuit have lived on Holman Island. The explorers Franklin and Collinson were the first Europeans to visit the area. In the early 1900s the Inuit would hunt on Banks Island and spend the summer on Victoria Island. The first Hudson Bay Company post was opened in 1923 and finally settled in the location where the community of Ulukhaktok is today. Later that year Inuit started to settle in the area and the community developed.
Today the community's economy is linked heavily with the arts and crafts industry with printmaking being key. Trapping, hunting and fishing are still practiced and to a lesser degree oil and gas exploration. Local services including taxis, grocery stores, hotels and outfitters are also key to residents and visitors alike.