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Nunavut: People Student Centre

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Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:


?_Geography What Do the Numbers Mean?

 

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What’s in a Name?
Read Ann Meekitjuk Hanson’s personal account of growing up as an Inuit in Canada’s arctic. Her story tells how the government of Canada gave Inuit people numbers to use in place of their family names. Ann was Annie E7-121! Her story highlights why it was so important for the Inuit of the north to one day have their own Inuit territory.

Nunavut Statistics
This is the government of Nunavut’s statistics Web site. Visit to find out what the population of Nunavut’s population centres are, and how population has changed since the last census.

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Web Activity

?_Geography What Do the Numbers Mean?
 


1. Visit the Nunavut Statistics Web site.

2. Scroll down the page and click on the “2001 Census population counts”.

3. Read through the first three pages of the Web site material. Did Nunavut’s

    population grow? By how much? How does Nunavut’s growth compare to

   other provinces and territories? How does it compare with the growth of

   Canada as a whole? Which Nunavut communities grew by more than 20

   percent? Which Nunavut communities decreased in population by more

   than 70 percent? Click here to download a worksheet on which to collect

   your information.

4. Write a paragraph in which you summarize the changes in Nunavut’s

    population.


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