Samiksha Jaiswal

Henik Lake

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Basin countries  Canada
Settlements  uninhabited
Area  245 kmĀ²
Surface area  245 km (95 sq mi)
Surface elevation  184 m
Henik Lake
Location  Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Henik Lake is located in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada. The lake is made up of two lakes, North Henik Lake and South Henik Lake with a narrows separating them. Of the two, North Henik Lake is the smaller with an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), while South Henik Lake has an area of 513 km2 (198 sq mi).

Contents

Map of North Henik lake, Keewatin, Unorganized, NU, Canada

History

In 1949, a group of Inuit, the Ihalmiut, were relocated from Ennadai Lake to Nueltin Lake but they later returned to Ennadai. In 1957, the Government of Canada relocated the Ihalmuit a second time but to Henik Lake, an area with few caribou and the group of 59 were soon starving. Among them were, Kikkik, who killed her half-brother in self-defence.

References

Henik Lake Wikipedia


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