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Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories (Canada)


Last modified: 2013-07-03 by rob raeside
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[Holman] image by Antonio Martins

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Unequal triband of dark blue, white and dark blue charged on the white area with a local badge. This badge, shaped as a lying ellipse, shows a landscape scene featuring a rocky promontory.

Holman, with a population of 433 (as of 1996), is also called by the traditional name of Uluqsaqtuua (meaning "where there is copper") and is located at 7043'N lat. and 11745'W long., on the southern shore of Victoria Island (or rather of the part of it that belongs to NWT). Local languages are Inuinnaqtun and English, and the community belongs to the electoral district of Nunakput and to the land claim area of Inuvialuit.
Antonio Martins, 27 June 2000

In 2006, the community was renamed with the traditional name, Ulukhaktok, meaning "the place where ulu parts are found", or "a large bluff where we used to collect raw material to make ulus".