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Nunavut: Where will the boundaries be?

On April 1, 1999, the new territory of Nunavut was born, finally making the controversial dream of the Northwest Territories' Inuit a reality. It meant the Inuit gained self-rule and control over their own institutions. This was the result of years of lobbying Ottawa and numerous plebiscites overwhelmingly in favour of self-determination. But along with the territory come the challenges: combating suicide, reversing assimilation and regaining a sense of identity.

The CBC's Peter Mansbridge and Whit Fraser discuss mapping out the new territory.

Medium: Television
Program: Sunday Report
Broadcast Date: Nov. 28, 1982
Guest(s): John Amagoalik, John Munro
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Whit Fraser
Duration: 5:20

Last updated: January 25, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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