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 would like to invite culture and heritage organizations throughout Nunavut to participate in an Inuit Knowledge Mapping Summit, which we plan to hold in conjunction with the Chacmool Conference from November 7-9, 2014 at the University of Calgary. The KHS will convene a summit of representatives from organizations that are involved in the mapping and visualization of Inuit knowledge in Nunavut for the purpose of discussing issues, solutions and the potential for common standards of data entry and visualization. The goals of the summit are to ensure that:
1) Inuit knowledge data will be able to be freely shared for visualization across the territory.
2) Nunavummiut will benefit by not having their knowledge compartmentalized within different organizations.
3) Different types of Inuit knowledge data can be recorded and accessed in a similar way, allowing them to be compared and contrasted, and possibly incorporated on the same mapping database.
If you are interested in attending the summit or obtaining more information about it, please contact Brendan Griebel at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heritage Society is looking for traditional clothes, models and make-up artists to volunteer for the Kitikmeot Summer Games Traditional Fashion Show on August 3rd at the Community Hall. Volunteers arrive at 6:00pm to set up. If you are interested, email Laura at email@example.com
The Kitikmeot Heritage Society and Kitikmeot Inuit Association just wrapped up our first partnered landcamp, which was a resounding success. The camp brought together over 50 participants from all the communities in the Kitikmeot region as well as the community of Ulukhaktok for 8 days of traditional knowledge and skills building on the land. Daily activities included drum dancing, sewing, seal hunting, land trips, and tool making, and the focus on the camp was on creating new awareness of knowledge transfer relationships between elder, adult and young generations. Check out the KHS’ facebook page for posts and photos about the camp, or click here for the link. We would like to thank all the camp participants for their hard work, project funders which include the Nunavut Department of Culture and Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts, as well as the many community sponsors that helped to make this event such a success.