Aklavik


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Aklavik

(ăklä`vĭk), settlement (1991 pop. 801), Northwest Territories, Canada, on the west channel of the Mackenzie River. The unsuitability of the land at the site led to the construction of InuvikInuvik
, town (1991 pop. 3,206), Northwest Territories, Canada, on the east channel of the Mackenzie River. It was built (1954–62) as a new townsite for Aklavik and was the first model town in the Canadian Arctic. A satellite operations station and airport are there.
..... Click the link for more information.
.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The Firths, members of the Gwich'in First Nation, were born in Aklavik in the Northwest Territories.
When she was nine years old, Teya and her younger sister went to a residential school in Aklavik, N.
So I spend a lot of time in Fort McPherson and I attend a lot of events there and in the community of Aklavik.
French herself detracts from her story about her seven-year-long attendance of the Anglican Boarding School in Aklavik (in the 1930s and 1940s) by her dedication:
The media reported that ticket books were sold on Jennie to places as far away as Vancouver, Montreal, San Francisco, and Aklavik.
For two long years, Margaret Pokiak endured life at the residential school in Aklavik, years vividly relived in her memoir, Fatty Legs (CCBN, Winter 2011), dreaming of reunion with her family on Banks Island.
Participants included: the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, North Slope Borough, Department of Fish and Game, Department of Fisheries and Oceans--Canada, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Aklavik Hunters and Trappers Committee--Northwest Territories, Canada and Tuktoyaktuk Hunters and Trappers Committee--Northwest Territories, Canada.
On a trip to Aklavik with her father, Margaret is mesmerized by the dark-cloaked nuns and the pale-skinned priests.
shut down," said Ms Rachel Munday (NOTE: CORRECT SPELLING), a British-trained nurse and midwife who has been a community health nurse in Canada for 20 years and now serves the 650-person town of Aklavik, (NOTE: CORRECT SPELLING) 34 miles west of Inuvik.
Some of the dangerous challenges he'll be facing include the harrowing, grueling and lawless off-road race better known as the Baja 500, hitting over 200 mph on a Nitro bike supercharged by ultra-combustible nitro-methane fuel and braving harsh Arctic weather conditions by riding a motorcycle in minus-60 degree temperature across the infamous Ice Highway that connects the small towns of Inuvik and Aklavik.
95) by Tom McLeod and Mindy Willett, young readers are introduced to 11-year-old Tom McLeod from Aklavik, who tells of how the Mackenzie Delta floods in the spring, how to make bannock, and how to trap muskrats or hunt black ducks.
During the site visits, the author visited the NWT communities of Yellowknife, Deline, Norman Wells, Inuvik, Aklavik, and Tuktoyaktuk, as well as two remote oil camps.