Grise Fiord Inuit village, Nunavut

Grise Fiord Inuit village, Nunavut

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Grise Fiord. Aerial view of Grise Fiord, Nunavut, Canada. This small settlement was founded in 1953 by the Canadian government and is the northernmost civilian settlement in North America. The community has roughly 150 Inuit inhabitants. Winter temperatures can reach as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius, and the sun never rises for four months of the year. The people of Grise Fiord have access to local modern amenities such as a shop and a school, but also practice traditional hunting activities.

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