Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk National Historic Site

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Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk National Historic Site
National Historic Site of Canada
Province Nunavut
Municipality Arviat
Website New Parks North

The Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk National Historic Site contains two areas: Arvia'Juaq and Qikiqtaaruk. Arvia'juaq (Sentry Island[1] 61°09′40″N 093°51′49″W / 61.16111°N 93.86361°W / 61.16111; -93.86361 (Arvia'juaq)), an island in Hudson Bay, is located close to Arviat, Nunavut. It is a National Historic Site of Canada and a Paallirmiut Inuit summer camp site.

Qikiqtaarjuk, (Inuktitut syllabics: ᕿᑭᖅᑖᕐᔪᒃ, Inuktitut for little island)[2] is a small peninsula, just north of Arviat, that faces Arvia'juaq.[3] Like Arvia'juaq, Qikiqtaarjuk contains many Paallirmiut artifacts and both are considered ritual, spiritual, and sacred sites. In particular Qikiqtaarjuk is associated with the Inuit hero figure, Kiviuq.[3]

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Coordinates: 61°08′23″N 093°59′36″W / 61.13972°N 93.99333°W / 61.13972; -93.99333 (Qikiqtaarjuk)