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We are Inuinnait—a distinct regional group of Inuit living in the Central Canadian Arctic. Our language, Inuinnaqtun, has fewer than 500 speakers remaining. 


The Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society is among the longest-established heritage organizations in Nunavut, having operated since 1996.  Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq means learning through culture, and that is exactly what we do. We are working as one to revitalize intergenerational language and cultural transmission by developing programming and resources immersed in Inuinnait values, beliefs, direction, and ways of knowing and being. Our team is rebuilding and supporting the ecosystem around Inuinnait through immersive experiences that support what it means to be an Inuinnaq. 

We operate the May Hakongak Community Library & Cultural Centre in Cambridge Bay (Iqaluktuuttiaq), Nunavut—a local hub with a museum space, regional archives, gallery, and community library that is both a sanctuary for our community and place to welcome visitors from all over the world. 

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Inuinnaqtun content
in one place. 

Check out our all-in-one portal

for language and culture resources. 

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Support our work.

Help finance the revitalization of Inuinnaqtun, as we nurture future generations. 

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