The Kitikmeot Heritage Society is committed to the documentation and preservation of Inuit knowledge through collaborative research methodologies. We host a range of heritage research programs including archaeology, oral history, traditional knowledge and Inuinnaqtun/Inuktitut place name projects. We also look towards the future of Inuit culture, developing a range of digital resources that allow Inuit culture to persevere through new technologies.
The goal of our research is not only to gather academic knowledge, but also to develop skills, educational resources and research capacity among local people. We highlight research topics that stem from local interests and concerns, as these produce information that is both usable and relevant to our communities. Our archive and library of reference materials continues to grow, and offers opportunities for staff, students, local people, and visiting researchers to access primary sources of information on Inuit culture and history. Learn more about our research through the featured projects below: