Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk National Historic Site
|Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk National Historic Site|
|Governing body||Parks Canada|
|Website||New Parks North|
The Arvia'juaq and Qikiqtaarjuk National Historic Site contains two areas: Arvia'Juaq and Qikiqtaaruk. Arvia'juaq (Sentry Island ), 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) is a small peninsula, just north of Arviat, that faces Arvia'juaq. 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.
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