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Inuit Confederation
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday

OTL equivalent: Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Inuit Confederacy Flag
Flag of Inuit Confederation
Inuit Confederation
Location of Inuit Confederation
(and largest city)
Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay).
Language Inuvialuktun (72%), English (24%), Inupiaq (2.5%), French (1.5%)
Religion Christianity (80%), Native Inuit Religions (17%), Non-Religious (3%)
Ethnic Group Inuit, Anglo Canadians, French Canadians
Government Clan-based Federation
High Elder Joe Enook
Population 6,743 

Inuit Confederation

The Inuit Confederation is a loose federation of villages and hamlets located in the former Canadian Arctic Archipelago.



Prior to doomsday the area that would become the Inuit confederation was an a region of the former Canadian territory, the Northwest territory, the area however offered little significance to the rest of Canada due to its lack of resources, relative isolation and small population.


The Northwest territories were luckily not targeted by Soviet missiles during doomsday, meaning the area wasn't rendered inhospitable by any radiation. However with the fall of the central government in Ottawa and the collapse of the economy the region fell into disarray, with local law enforcement services struggling to cope with the aftermath and maintain control.

In the weeks following the area was split amongst rival settlements and clans, the situation threatened to deteriorate further as fuel supply became an ever threatening problem, to combat this the towns of Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay) and Ulukhaktok decided to form a loose coalition and combine their resources which was hoped would help them to survive doomsday. This coalition became the starting point for the Inuit Confederation.


The Newly created coalition quickly established control over most of Victoria Island and set about trying to create stability and sustainability within its controlled areas, the lead to the creation of a legislative Council and the formation of the Inuit Confederation to better control the regions resources and influence.

The years following mainly consisted of rebuilding and establishing reliable supplies of food and water, though due to it's isolation fuel remained a scarce resource. Following its new found stability the Confederation set about increasing its influence and power in the region, this lead to contact parties being sent to the Banks island. These parties lead to the settlement of Sachs Harbour joining the confederation as it was suffering from a shortage of food given its location.

By 1992 The confederation had become the dominant power in the archipelago, with its influence controlling much of the southern islands, this influence began to decline however when contact was established with Canada in 1995, following a naval expedition by Canada into the Arctic Archipelago. With this new contact immediately brought with it border disputes as Canada had claims on much of the Confederation's territory. This only intensified as the Inuit Confederation expanded into Western Baffin island and Ellesmere Island. To prevent any conflict which would almost certainly lead to the annexing of the Confederacy, The treaty of Ikpiarjuk in 1997 was signed which allowed Canada military access and the creation of military bases in the region as well as allowing free trade between the two nations. This free trade prompted economic growth within the most populated centers due to a small supply of fuel now coming into the area, however this wasn't nearly enough to solve the region's emerging fuel crisis.

However the new trading routes became the subject of repeated raids by the clans of the federation, who despite being part of it the Confederacy had little control and influence over. To combat this the Confederation set about creating several provinces (based on the Canadian system) to reel in the rogue clans. This however was met with an extremely large backlash as many people saw this as an erosion of their native culture and refused to support it, some clans even going as far as to say that they would declare independence if the act wasn't withdrawn. Faced with the possibility of the collapse of their nation the Legislative Council created a lower chamber called the Clan assembly which allowed the clans to hold some influence and remain in power, whilst also allowing the Confederation to exercise it's power in the former clan controlled regions.

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