The Kitikmeot Heritage Society is a volunteer-run, charitable organization with an elected board of directors and executive from the community of Cambridge Bay. Board membership consists primarily of elders from the community. While our heritage centre and the majority of our programming is located in Cambridge Bay, we remain dedicated to preserving and promoting culture, language and history across the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.
The Kitikmeot Heritage Society’s recent Perry River Project just had a feature write-up and photo spread published in the Nunavut News/North paper. A big congratulations to our Community Director Pam Gross for producing so many great photos and for the interview. Both the photo spread and article can be accessed through this news feed.
Why would you go to the library when there is so much to do in the summer? To build robots of course! Students from kindergarten to grade six were invited to the May Hakongak Library to practice reading and crafting all summer long. Every day from 3:30 – 4:30 our librarians and summer students sat with kids as they read books out loud. We followed up 20 minutes of reading with 20 minutes of crafts and then 20 minutes of free time. It was so much fun and everyone improved their reading skills.
Researcher Darren Keith from the Kitikmeot Heritage Centre has partnered with Peter Dawson and Denis Gadbois from the University of Calgary, and local Inuit heritage specialist Luke Suluk to create 3D photospheres of cultural artifacts on the island of Arvia’juaq. Thanks in part to the support of the Department of Culture and Heritage, Government of Nunavut.
These 3D images are going to be used to document place names and subsistence activities so that more Nunavumiut can connect with Inuktitut place names and the activities that take place on this land. Take a look and explore these beautiful 3D images of a meat storage cash and the island of Arvia’juaq.
Interior of meat storage cache – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
To learn more check out this news brief.