The Kitikmeot Heritage Society was registered as a charity and non-profit organization in 1996. Since that time it has built local desires for cultural and educational programming into a combined heritage centre, library, archives and museum that is dedicated to setting new standards for community-based research in Nunavut. While headquartered in Iqaluktuuttiaq (Cambridge Bay), the Kitikmeot Heritage Society is dedicated to developing culture and heritage programming for Inuinnait across the Kitikmeot region, and to building Inuit wellness and capacity throughout the Nunavut territory.
The KHS has produced a new guide for incoming researchers to Iqaluktuuttiaq. This guide explores the history of the area and research in the North, in addition to statements on how researchers should access Inuit knowledge and interact with our community. Find out more about this project in this article by Jane George of Nunatsiaq News about the work the Kitikmeot Heritage Society has been doing with POLAR Knowledge Canada and the new Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS).
The Kitikmeot Heritage Society’s Brendan Griebel recently wrote an article which is featured in this months Above & Beyond Magazine on the 5th Thule Atlas. The article can be read on pages 46-47 of this issue.
Brendan Griebel, Darren Keith and Pam Gross of the KHS presented a co-authored paper on the 5th Thule Atlas at the Canadian Archaeological Association’s annual meeting in Whitehorse. Our paper will be posted in the research section of this website.