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Northwest Territories

Paulatuk

The community of Paulatuk (Paulatuuq - “place where one finds soot of coal”) is located on Darnley Bay, about 400 km east of Inuvik and 900 km northwest of Yellowknife. It is the nearest community to the Tuktut Nogait National Park and the Horton River. 

Today, Paulatuk has a population of 325 where Inuvialuit still depend on hunting and trapping for a living. In addition, geological exploration in recent years has indicated that the Paulatuk area contains great mineral wealth.