Voisey's Bay, located off the northeast coast of Labrador, is halfway between Nain, a high-unemployment Inuit village, and Davis Inlet, a high-unemployment Innu village. During the days of active sealing, the Voisey's - a family of mixed white and Inuit - settled in the bay. They did so with approval of the Moravian Church which had been 'granted' the area by George IV in return for 'domesticating' the aboriginals. The Church and seal hunt eventually went into decline and the bay became inhabited. Still, white and native Innu and Inuit continued to hunt in the area. So did mineral prospectors looking first for iron ore, and later, uranium.