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 is proud to present its newly designed website. The website is the first of a series of exciting changes in our organization. Over the coming spring and summer we will be working to develop a new strategic plan to better align our programs with Inuit societal values and the increasing demand for community-based research in Nunavut. Stay tuned to our website as we post new programs, products, videos and educational resources.
This website is still a work in progress and we value your feedback. Let us know what you think about the website by sending your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kitikmeot Heritage Society’s 2013 summer land camp was recently featured in the Evergreen Foundation’s on-line blog. The Evergreen Foundation is a non-profit organization that encourages environmental activism in cities, and was one of the land camp program’s primary funders. The organization had never supported a Nunavut organization before, nor an organization that encouraged hunting and fishing as environmental practices. We thank them for their open minds and their generosity. The blog entry can be visited at their website www.evergreen.ca, or by clicking here.
The Kitikmeot Heritage Society has recently been invited to present its research at two international archaeology conferences. In the month of May, we will present a paper summarizing lessons learned from our last five years of community archaeology at the Canadian Archaeological Association annual meeting in London, Ontario. In September, we will travel to Istanbul, Turkey to speak on archaeology’s role in Inuit identity building at the European Archaeological Association conference. Stay tuned to our Publications and Research Collaborations page for future copies of our presentations.