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Spotlight on Nunavut

On April 1, 1999, Canada’s youngest population took over its largest region — the vast stretch of arctic territory that makes up 60 percent of the former Northwest Territories. The 27,219 people — 85 percent Inuit and 56 percent under the age of 25 — are scattered in 28 communities, which are vast distances apart.

GEO SOURCES has put together a list of Internet sites that will help you learn about Canada’s newest territory and the people who will call it home. Here are some of the most information-packed websites about Nunavut:

The Internet not only connects Nunavut residents to each other, it also connects the rest of the world to Nunavut. Here are some of the most information-packed websites about the new territory:

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Canadian Geographic magazine is an excellent resource for teachers and students. It provides posters in both official languages, such as the St. Lawrence Seaway map, as well as short geography related news items suitable for current events. In addition, the June issue each year is devoted to environmental issues such as wind energy.”

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