Who are the Qikiqtani Inuit?

About 12,000 Inuit live in the Qikiqtani Region in 13 communities ranging in size from Iqaluit (population 6,085 – 50% Inuit) to Grise Fiord (population 140 – 86% Inuit). The Qikiqtani Inuit Association represents Inuit living in this region. Together with Inuit in the Kivalliq and Kitikmeot regions, they are beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. Some Qikiqtani Inuit have close kinship connections with Nunavik Inuit in Quebec.