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.
Krista Zawadski (right) of Chesterfield Inlet & Rankin Inlet was at the Kitikmeot Heritage Society for the past week conducting her Masters research in Anthropology about the variety of heritage centres and museums across Nunavut. The KHS Elders in Residence, staff and community welcomed Krista to Cambridge Bay, and have been delighted to know that an Inuk is pursuing this type of research. Krista presented gifts to the KHS staff and Elders in Residence to express her gratitude and we gave Krista a pair of slippers for her little one that is on the way. Congratulations Krista, keep up with your endeavours and best wishes throughout the rest of your education, you make us proud!
We’re back and would you look at those snowdrifts! Pamela Gross, our Program Manager, shared this photo of our offices on our Facebook page on her first day back after a three-day blizzard in Cambridge Bay. If you haven’t followed us on Facebook yet, take a look at our page. We will be posting news about the KHS and exciting heritage projects.
Ublaami (good morning)! The KHS librarians along with Trisha, our programs manager, are writing their final exam for their Inuinnaqtun course this morning. Taught by instructors from the Piruvik Centre in Iqaluit, KHS staff participated in a two-week-long intensive course in Inuinnaqtun, the dialect of Inuktitut spoken in Cambridge Bay. Language revitalization is extremely important to the community and we are proud that our staff was able to learn so much in such a short period of time. Congratulations Leggie, Pam Langan and Trish on your hard work!