INUIT CULTURE ON-LINE
While the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society promotes traditional forms of Inuit learning, we realize that we live in a rapidly changing world. Cultural knowledge is disappearing with the loss of Elder generations, and the breakdown of oral strategies for knowledge transmission. This coincides with an era in which Inuit are increasingly choosing to interact through virtual means. We see the mass embracement of digital technology as an opportunity to communicate and maintain culture, language and knowledge through social networks, on-line databases, and software developed specifically for this purpose.
The Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society is dedicated to creating a successful merger between the ‘digital’ and ‘traditional’ to change how cultural knowledge is learned, stored, and transmitted throughout the Arctic. We are committed to developing digital platforms capable of meaningfully integrating cultural knowledge. We collaborate with a variety of universities, developers and museums to host workshops about the on-line future of Inuit culture, and to create new tools that allow Inuit more access to cultural information and materials. We also understand that digital literacy and Internet access is key to the successful adoption of these new tools, and provide free Internet access and training to our community.
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