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North Henik Lake
Location Kivalliq Region, Nunavut
Coordinates 61°42′N 97°40′W / 61.700°N 97.667°W / 61.700; -97.667 (North Henik Lake)
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 245 km2 (95 sq mi)
Settlements uninhabited
South Henik Lake
Location Kivalliq Region, Nunavut
Coordinates 61°33′N 97°24′W / 61.550°N 97.400°W / 61.550; -97.400 (South Henik Lake)
Basin countries Canada
Surface area 513 km2 (198 sq mi)
Surface elevation 184 m (604 ft)
Settlements uninhabited

Henik Lake is located in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada. The lake is made up of two lakes, North Henik Lake and South Henik Lake with a narrows separating them. Of the two, North Henik Lake is the smaller with an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), while South Henik Lake has an area of 513 km2 (198 sq mi).

History

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.

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