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Akudnirmiut are an Inuit group that is located on eastern Baffin Island, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. Their territory is situated in the southern Home Bay region, between Clyde Inlet and Cumberland Sound. Arliaktung was an Akudnirmiut village north of Home Bay.[1] According to Franz Boas (1888), they populated the Henry Kater Peninsula, Eglinton Fiord, and Sam Ford Fiord.[2] Their territory overlaps with the Tununirmiut.[3]

The Akudnirmiut are noted for the flat-bottomed East Canadian Arctic kayak. They have been known to construct tents near the floe edge of Davis Strait when whaling.[4]


  1. ^ Hodge, Frederick Webb (1912). Handbook of American Indians north of Mexico (Now in the public domain. ed.). Govt. printing office. pp. 88–. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Wenzel, George W. (2008). "Inuit settlement in the Clyde area during "contact-exploration" times (ca. 1820-1895)" (PDF). Études/Inuit/Studies. 32 (2): 73–84. doi:10.7202/038216ar. 
  3. ^ Heath, John D.; Arima, Eugene Y. (2004). Eastern Arctic kayaks: history, design, technique. University of Alaska Press. pp. 124–. ISBN 978-1-889963-26-6. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ United States. Government Printing Office (1888). Congressional serial set (Now in the public domain. ed.). U.S. G.P.O. pp. 440–. Retrieved 26 August 2011.