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Iglu building workshop

In collaboration with Architect Dr. Nancy Mackin, the KHS will be hosting an Iglu Building Workshop on Saturday, January 16th at 10:30 am. Please meet us at the Entrance of the High School to make our way to the Iglu Building Spot (to be determined based on the snow conditions). We will be serving hot lunch and refreshments. If you have your own pana (snow knife), please bring it along.

On Sunday, January 17th, those interested are invited to participate in a discussion about Iglu Building at the KHS from 3-5 pm. more

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New Year’s thoughts

The ingenuity of our people is what has kept us thriving for centuries. As you are cozy in our heated homes this holiday season, we hope you take time to reflect on the lives of our ancestors. Stay tuned for our up and coming Survival Iglu Building program to take place over the weekend of the 16-17 of this month, poster to come shortly.

Happy New Years Greetings to you and yours!

Nunatsiaq News publishes on the 5th Thule Atlas

The Nunatsiaq News has just published an article relating to the work that the Kitikmeot Heritage Society / Carleton University accomplished in Copenhagen with Knud Rasmussen’s collection at the Danish National Museum. View the article here.

The KHS travels to Copenhagen

Staff from the KHS and partners from the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre at Carleton University will travel to Copenhagen this November to work with the National Museum of Denmark on further developing the KHS’ Fifth Thule Atlas.  We will be seeking ways to work with the museum to 3D scan thousands of artifacts collected by the expedition for inclusion in our Atlas. Stay tuned for publications about this exciting trip and the nearing launch of our Atlas.

KHS receives Afterschool Program donation from RBC

The KHS and Cambridge Bay students would like to say Quana to the Royal Bank of Canada for their generous $20,000 donation towards the May Hakongak Afterschool Program. This program gives children a safe and education place to continue their learning once the school day is done. It is because of contributions such as this, that our centre is able to continue operating its community programs and we are all greatful for the support. Quana RBC! more

Halloween is here!

Yesterday, the library and cultural centre were visited by knights, witches, skeletons, bats, ferries, lady bugs and much, much more. It was a wonderful day of fun, candy and judging by applause. Wishing you all a safe and happy halloween! :) more

New KHS article in Above and Beyond

The Kitikmeot Heritage Society has a new article in the current issue of Above & Beyond by Brendan Griebel titled, “Diamond Jenness Artifact collection: the role of traditional tools in a modern community”. Be sure to pick up your copy today, or you can view the new issue online.

New article published about the KHS’ Building for the Future program

Jane George of Nunatsiaq news has just published a new article about an architecture project being run in partnership between the Kitikmeot Heritage Society and Dr. Nancy Mackin. The article features a short video that was produced by Mark Hadlari showcasing the project work done so far this past summer.

Cast your ballot

It’s Election Day, the Kitikmeot Heritage Society Elders in Residence have voted. Have you?
Our voice always matters. more

KHS publishes two articles in Forager Magazine

The Forager Foundation Magazine has some great articles this issue titled, ‘The Great White North: Cultures of the Taiga and Tundra’. Check out their latest issue for great articles related to cultures in the North and strengthening sovereignty to ensure that cultural practices still continue. more

In the current issue you will find two articles written about the Kitikmeot Heritage Society by our Executive Director, Brendan Griebel and Research Associate, Darren Keith. Take a look at the articles titled The Kitikmeot Place Names Atlas and  The Kitikmeot Heritage Society as there are some great photos from programs that have been run by the KHS. less