Close to 100 people will be involved in creating a traditional Inuit village on the outskirts of Iglulik over the next few weeks.
The project, arranged by the hamlet with funding assistance from the Government of Nunavut and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, will have cultural and economic development components.
The site – located at Iglulik Point, a few kilometres from the community – will feature several iglus, some of which will have multiple domes for various rooms. The largest iglu will serve as a hotel for business travellers to Iglulik. It will be a place where guests can see cultural performers, said Merlyn Recinos, Iglulik’s economic development officer.
Elders will help guide youth and adults in constructing the iglus.
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