1,302 (91% Inuit)
Inuinnaqtun and English
Located at the mouth of the Coppermine river to southwest of Victoria Island on the Coronation Gulf, Kugluktuk is the western most community in Nunavut. Originally named Coppermine, it was renamed Kugluktuk according to its Inuinnaqtun name meaning "place of moving waters", on January 1st, 1996. The Kitikmeot Inuit Association’s Department of Lands, Environment and Resource Development is located in Kugluktuk. The nearby National Historic Site of Kugluk/Bloody Falls Territorial Park commemorates one of the few events of historic significance to both the Inuit and Dene of the western Arctic. Shortly after midnight July 17th, 1771, Arctic explorer Samuel Hearne watch with horror as his Chipewyan Dene guides set upon and massacred some 20 Copper Inuit men, women and children native to the area while they camped near the falls. In 1996 Dene and Inuit representatives shared a healing circle to reconcile the centuries old grievance.
Kugluk/Bloody Falls Territorial Park & National Historic Site
Key Industries: 
Government (Hamlet, Regional, Territorial and Federal); Meat and Fish Processing; General Contracting; Heavy Equipment Contracting; Mining Trades and Services; Tourism; Soapstone Carving; Traditional and Modern Clothing Manufacture; Subsistence Hunt
Potential Resources: 
Gold; Diamonds; Uranium; Precious Metals; Base Metals; Nickel-Copper Platinum Group Elements (PGEs)
Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik (Grades K-6); Kugluktuk High School (Grades 7-12)
Peter Taptuna
Kugluktuk Fishing Derby (April 10th - 13th); Nattiq Frolics (April 13th - 19th); Nunavut Day Activities (July 9th)
(67°49’32” North, 115°05’42” West)