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 KHS is pleased to announce the launch of its digital literacy summer program. KHS’ resident computer geniuses Laura Dunn and Jorden Lyall will host free weekly digital workshops between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the May Hakongak Centre. These user-friendly public workshops will focus on helping computer users navigate the Internet. The summer schedule for workshop topics is as follows:
- June 25th: Let’s Talk About Facebook
Is it safe for kids? What do you keep private?
- July 2nd: Taking Care of Business Buying/selling online. E-bay, Cam Bay Swap & Sell
- THURSDAY July 10th: Online Banking
Set up direct deposit, transfer money and start saving.
- July 16th: Internet Safety
Prevent viruses, scams and protect your privacy.
- July 23rd: Job Applications
Navigating job websites and writing awesome applications.
- July 30th: Online Bullying
How do you respond to online bullying?
- August 6th: Digital/Traditional
Sites, apps and Inuit traditional knowledge online.
- August 13th: Social Media Activism
Online tools to stand up for what’s right
The May Hakongak Centre has just launched its virtual culture Ipad program for the summer of 2014. The library has 5 new ipads available for public use in the library. These Ipads come pre-loaded with a variety of Inuit culture and language apps. Click on this Inuit Apps Poster to see some of our staff’s favourite selections.
The KHS would like to thank everyone who took part in our recent Canada Day celebrations. Our cultural evening at the Luke Noviligak Community Hall was a big success, with traditional foods, popcorn and film screenings. We would particularly like to thank Ipellie Ootoova for his presentation of the film “The While Archer,” in which he played a starring role. It was great to have a real movie star in the house! We would also like to extend our thanks to Canadian Heritage for their funding for the event.