Pangnirtung is an Inuit hamlet, Qikiqtaaluk Region, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, located on Baffin Island. The area of the town is 7.77 km2 (3.00 sq mi). Pangnirtung is situated on a coastal plain at the coast of Pangnirtung Fjord, a fjord which eventually merges with Cumberland Sound.
The Inuit and their ancestors have inhabited the area for thousands of years, perhaps as long as 4,000. Their cultures became well-adapted to the climate and environment.
Contact with European Canadians has been limited to less than the last century. In 1921, the Hudson's Bay Company established a trading post in Pangnirtung. Two years later, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police erected a permanent office. The first government-appointed teacher arrived in 1956. The first administrative office was established in 1962.
Since then, numerous Inuit have achieved success with marketing their traditional arts. They transformed traditional drawing skills to produce lithographs and other forms of prints, allowing reproduction and wider distribution of their work. Other artists have made sculptures and carvings in local stone. Since the government established a weaving studio in 1970, many Inuit have learned to weave and are producing tapestries and other works that find an international market.
ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᑦᑯᑦ, ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒥᑦ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᑦ, ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᖕᒦᑦᑐᖅ. ᓄᓇᓕᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔮᓂ 7.77 ᑭᓚᒦᑕ2 (3.00 ᑭᓚᒦᑕᓂᒃ). ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᖅ ᓯᒡᔭᖅᐸᓯᖕᒦᖦᐳᖅ ᓯᒡᔭᖓᓂ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᑉ ᑲᖏᖅᓱᐊ, ᑲᖏᖅᓱᕕᐅᑉ ᓯᒡᔭᖓ ᑲᑎᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑎᓄᔾᔭᕐᕕᖕᒥ.
ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᓕᖅᓯᓇᖏᑦ ᓇᔪᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᒻᒪᑕ ᑕᐅᓴᖏᓐᓃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᒃ, ᐃᒻᒪᖃ 4,000-ᓂᒃ. ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖏᑦ ᓱᖏᐅᑎᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᓚᒧᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᒧᓪᓗ.
ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒋᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᑭᒡᓕᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 100 ᑐᖔᓂ. 1921-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑕᐅᖅᓰᔾᔪᑎᒥᒃ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ. ᐊᕐᕌᒎᒃ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑑᒃ, ᐸᓖᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᓪᓚᕝᕕᖃᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᑦ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᐅᔪᖅ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ 1956-ᒥ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᐊᓪᓚᕝᕕᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ 1962-ᒥ.
ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂᑦ, ᖃᔅᓯᑲᓪᓚᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᐃᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᓂᐅᕐᕈᑎᖃᕋᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᕐᓂᒃ. ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᒍᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᔭᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂᒃ, ᕿᑐᕐᖏᐅᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᒃᑎᕆᔪᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ. ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓴᓇᙳᐊᒐᕐᓂᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᓐᓂ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᓂᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᙵᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ 1970−ᒥ, ᐅᓄᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᕕᒐᐅᔭᕐᓂᒃ ᓄᕕᖅᓵᒃᓴᓕᐅᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑎᓪᓗ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᓕᒫᒥ ᓂᐅᕐᕈᑎᖃᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ.