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 children of Cambridge Bay are officially back to school today. To celebrate, the KHS is re-launching its annual Afterschool Program in the May Hakongak library and Cultural Centre. The Afterschool Program is designed to offer local children a safe and engaging extra-curricular environment to further develop digital literacy, language and cultural skills. Last year we had approximately fifty children a day attend our after school workshops, and we hope to bring in many more over the coming year. We would like to thank the Royal Bank for its continued financial support of this very successful program.
It was a busy weekend in Cambridge Bay with a meeting of the Arctic Council, the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association annual festival, a cruise-ship visit, and the Prime Minister’s inauguration of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station’ new building site. We would like to thank Prime Minister Harper and all the weekend visitors to our community for taking the opportunity to stop in at our heritage centre and meet with staff and elders. Stay tuned to the KHS’ facebook page for photos!
The KHS will be showcasing its recent work with Inuinnait traditional knowledge and culture at the upcoming įłàà katı̀ festival in Yellowknife, from the 20th-21st of September. Come by the KHS booth to say hello, meet with our staff and researchers, and learn more about the exciting new traditional knowledge projects that we have on the go. The KHS will also be exhibiting a series of cultural artifacts created during recent material revitalization programs in Cambridge Bay.