About Our Organization

The Kitikmeot Heritage Society preserves and promotes the history, culture, and language of Inuinnait, with the goal of contributing to community wellness and capacity across Nunavut as a whole. It does this by:

  • Collecting and archiving the oral histories of elders.
  • Preserving archaeological sites through oral history and archaeological research.
  • Contributing to and managing the Kitikmeot regional archives.
  • Preserving the Inuinnaqtun and Inuktitut languages through cultural literacy programming.
  • Developing Nunavut-focused educational materials and resources.
  • Developing culture and heritage programs to encourage intergenerational learning.
  • Delivering training programs and workshops in community-based research.

The Kitikmeot Heritage Society was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1996. The society is incorporated under the Nunavut Societies Act #SOC 1236. Our Charitable Organization Registration number is #897090536RR0001.

Visit our 2014-17 Strategic Plan to learn more about where we are headed as an organization.

The Kitikmeot Heritage Society is a 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 and Nunavut as a whole.