The Kitikmeot Heritage Society preserves, promotes and celebrates the history, culture, language and diversity of the people of the Kitikmeot region. It does this by:
- Collecting and archiving the oral histories of the elders.
- Preserving archaeological sites through oral history and archaeological research.
- Collecting historical information and archival records.
- Preserving the Inuinnaqtun and Inuktitut languages through cultural literacy programming.
- Developing educational materials and resources.
- Developing cultural programs to encourage intergenerational learning.
The Kitikmeot Heritage Society was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1995. The society is incorporated under the Nunavut Societies Act #SOC 1236. Our Charitable Organization Registration number is #897090536RR0001.
The Kitikmeot Heritage Society is a volunteer-run, charitable organization with an elected board of directors and executive staff from the community of Cambridge Bay. Board membership consists primarily of elders from the community. While our heritage centre and many of our programs are located in Cambridge Bay, we remain dedicated to preserving and promoting culture and language throughout the greater Kitikmeot Region. Membership to our society is open to anyone in the community over the age of 16.