Henik lake

Henik Lake is located in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada. The lake is made up of two lakes, North Henik and South Henik with a narrows separating them. Of the two, North Henik Lake[1] is the smaller with an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), while South Henik Lake[2] has an area of 489 km2 (189 sq mi).


In 1949, a group of Inuit, the Ihalmiut, were relocated from Ennadai Lake to Nueltin Lake but they later returned to Ennadai. In 1957, the Government of Canada relocated the Ihalmuit a second time but to Henik Lake, an area with few caribou and the group of 59 were soon starving. Among them were, Kikkik, who killed her half-brother in self-defence.[3]


Coordinates: 61°39′03″N 097°22′12″W / 61.65083°N 97.37000°W / 61.65083; -97.37000 (Henik Lake)

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