Henik Lake

North Henik Lake
North Henik Lake is located in Nunavut
North Henik Lake
North Henik Lake
LocationKivalliq Region, Nunavut
Coordinates61°42′N 97°40′W / 61.700°N 97.667°W / 61.700; -97.667 (North Henik Lake)
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area245 km2 (95 sq mi)
Settlementsuninhabited
South Henik Lake
South Henik Lake is located in Nunavut
South Henik Lake
South Henik Lake
Location in Nunavut
LocationKivalliq Region, Nunavut
Coordinates61°33′N 97°24′W / 61.550°N 97.400°W / 61.550; -97.400 (South Henik Lake)
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area513 km2 (198 sq mi)
Surface elevation184 m (604 ft)
Settlementsuninhabited
References[1]

Henik Lake is located in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada. The lake is made up of two lakes, North Henik Lake and South Henik Lake with a narrows separating them. Of the two, North Henik Lake[2] is the smaller with an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), while South Henik Lake[3] has an area of 513 km2 (198 sq mi).

History

In 1949, a group of Inuit, the Ihalmiut, were relocated from Ennadai Lake to Nueltin Lake but they later returned to Ennadai. In 1957, the Government of Canada relocated the Ihalmuit a second time but to Henik Lake, an area with few caribou and the group of 59 were soon starving. Among them were, Kikkik, who killed her half-brother in self-defence.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Atlas of Canada. "Rivers in Canada". Archived from the original on 10 April 2007. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  2. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (North Henik Lake)". Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  3. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (South Henik Lake)". Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  4. ^ "Remembering Kikkik". Archived from the original on 2008-06-07. Retrieved 2007-12-25.

Coordinates: 61°33′N 97°24′W / 61.550°N 97.400°W / 61.550; -97.400 (Henik Lake)

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