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October 3, 2020

CBC NEWS

Meet Cambridge Bay coffee company Kaapittiaq's first full-time employee

Margaret Qutiaquq Oliver is learning the coffee production process in Barrie, Ont. 
 

September 21, 2020

CBC NEWS

Danish national museum removes outdated term from Arctic exhibits

Will be replaced by 'Inuit' and 'Inuk" or more specific regional names
 

June 11, 2020

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Western Nunavut’s Kaapittiaq coffee venture launches online storefront

No matter where you live in North America, now you can enjoy a cup of Kaapittiaq—good coffee in Inuinnaqtun.

June 8, 2020

NUNAVUT NEWS

Kitikmeot heritage coffee sales brewing online

Coffee sales have commenced online for Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq, the Kitikmeot Heritage Society, based in Cambridge Bay.

January 20, 2020

INUIT ART QUARTERLY

Library and Archives Canada Designates More Than $350,000 in Funding for Inuit Arts Organizations

Library and Archives Canada has announced the recipients of grant money through the Listen, Hear Our Voices Initiative

December 11, 2019

NNSL MEDIA

Inuinnaqtun mentorship program to be introduced

Some of the shrinking number of Inuinnaqtun speakers in the Kitikmeot are being recruited to act as mentors to apprentices who want to learn the Inuit language.

December 3, 2019

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut's Reel to Reel program puts youth in touch with Elders

The project aims to strengthen intergenerational connections by having youth make short films about elders’ lives. 

November 11, 2019

CBC NEWS

How one Nunavut community's elders connect youth with Inuit culture

Colonialism has left some young Inuit in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, struggling to connect with their culture. But a group of grandmothers is fighting to change that.

October 25, 2019

NUNATSIAQ NEWS 

300-year-old qulliq returns to western Nunavut 

The qulliq was used at the opening the Canadian High Arctic Research Station and is now on display at the May Hakongak Cultural Centre and Library in Cambridge Bay. 

October 3, 2019

CBC NEWS 

Exhibit reunites Inuit with 100-year-old artifacts in Cambridge Bay

'They just were so creative and ingenious ... it's so beautiful,' says Kitikmeot Heritage Society director

October 1, 2019

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Inuit take the lead in Inuit Studies conference

Inuit are now leading our own research and are able to present our own findings

September 19, 2019

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Exhibition on Inuinnait parkas launches in Nunavut

Patterns of Change is now available online as a virtual exhibition

June 6, 2019

NUNAVUT NEWS

Canada goose fabric given away in Cambridge Bay

More than 100 eager sewers showed up at Kiilinik Ilihakvik School for a Canada goose fabric giveaway in Cambridge Bay 

April 30, 2019

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Western Nunavut heritage group aims to save Inuinnaqtun

"We need to start somewhere and this is our somewhere"

April 24, 2019

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Parks Canada, Nunavut heritage trust sign deal on Franklin artifacts

Agreement with ensure management of artifacts is Inuit-informed, representatives say

January 27, 2019

CBC NEWS

Inuit-owned coffee company open for business in Cambridge Bay

The company's name, Kaapittiaq, means 'good coffee' in Inuinnaqtun

January 6, 2019

CBC NEWS

Cambridge Bay exhibit to showcase the evolution of parkas

5 Inuinnait parkas from pre-contact to present will be on display in the Kitikmeot Heritage Society museum

November 22, 2018

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Arctic Inspiration Prize announces shortlist for up to $3M in awards

Expansion of Pond Inlet pre-school, Inuinnaqtun revitalization project up for $1M prize

November 15, 2018

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Meet Nunavut's first Inuit-owned coffee company: Kaapittiaq

The world's first Inuit-owned coffee produced specifically for a northern market

August 5, 2018

CBC NEWS

Project to preserve traditional knowledge sparks memories at Bathurst Inlet

'It was so beautiful to see them remembering' says head of Kitikmeot Heritage Society

September 28, 2017

PERU REPORTS

Two indigenous communities from different hemispheres have teamed up

An Inuit-run coffee company has teamed up with Indigenous farmers in Peru to support the preservation of indigenous culture in two opposites spheres of the world

June 20, 2017

OTTAWA CITIZEN

Telling their own stories: new gallery reveals the land, people of the Arctic

A new gallery at the Museum of Nature opening Wednesday marks Canada’s 150th birthday by documenting the region that makes up four-tenths of it but too few of us will venture to visit

April 4, 2017

CBC NEWS

'We're trying to make it look like us': Kitikmeot Inuit history to go on display at Arctic research station

3 wall hangings show life before trading, during the 1950s, and in Cambridge Bay today

April 3, 2017

CBC NEWS

Arctic Gallery at Canadian Museum of Nature prepares for June opening

New permanent gallery will include a space for exhibitions by Northern communities

May 26, 2016

SCIENCE NORDIC

Inuit reclaim cultural heritage in new digital atlas

GREENLAND: The legendary fifth expedition of Thule by the Polar explorer, Knud Rasmussen, is now digitised in an interactive online atlas

May 19, 2016

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut historical society to produce CHARS research guide

"Local people have much to teach incoming researchers" at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station 

April 25, 2016

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Nunavut Inuit culture featured in line Rasmussen atlas

Denmark, Ottawa, Nunavut collaborate on huge cultural database

April 23, 2016

CBC NEWS

New online atlas connects Inuit with lost history of Knud Rasmussen expedition

Provides wider access to data and photos collected in the 1920s

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April 14, 2016

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Western Nunavut elders heal old wounds during Edmonton visit

Ninety-eight Inuit never returned from Charles Camsell Hospital

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April 28, 2016
NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Canadian High Arctic Research Station seeks art designs

Proposals should reflect "ingenuity of Inuit culture"

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February 28, 2016
ABOVE AND BEYOND 

Historical Traditions: Reviving Amulet Use in the Central Arctic

An article written for Above & Beyond | Canada's Arctic Journal, by Brendan Griebel. See pages 37 - 39. 

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April 12, 2016
NFB BLOG

Inuit Culture, Living History

Featured in the National Film Board’s (NFB) Blog, we contributed to the organization’s educational curriculum titled Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories collection 

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January 21, 2016
YOUTUBE

We Live in the Arctic, 1947

Aa silent film by Harmon “Bud” Helmericks and Constance Helmericks, circa 1947. In 2015, the original 16mm film was preserved by the Alaska Film Archives

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October 25, 2015
ABOVE AND BEYOND

Diamond Jenness Artifact collection

An article written for Above and Beyond | Canada's Arctic Journal by Brendan Griebel. See pages 31-35.

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October 22, 2015
NUNATSIAQ NEWS

Building for the future" Nunavut Heritage Society looks back for answers

New project to focus on Inuit architectural wisdom

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August 18, 2015
CBC 
NEWS

Copper Inuit kayak removed safely from Edmonton basement

A traditional Inuit kayak that spent the last 50 years in an Edmonton basement is on its way back to Nunavut

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August 17, 2015
THE EDMONTON JOURNAL

Mystery kayak in Edmonton basement for decades returning home to Nunavut

Since the late 1960s, a caribou skin "mystery" kayak has resided in a house on Wellington Crescent across the street from the Royal Alberta Museum

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SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL

Canada Over the Edge: S4 E5 Western Nunavut

The western Nunavut region is one of the most seldom-seen landscapes on Earth

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September 14, 2015
NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH

Healing journey for elders on the land

Emotional time spent early outposts in Queen Maud Gulf

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August 30, 2015

Heritage in 360 Degrees

An innovative heritage project to investigate the potential that 360 degree photography has for recording and communicating Inuit place-based knowledge

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April 1, 2014

EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS BLOG

Learning to live from the land improves food security in Nunavut

Our 2013 summer land camp was featured in the Evergreen Foundation's blog

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April 21, 2012

CBC NEWS

Northern elders view artifacts at British Museum

Trip by Inuinnait from Ulukhaktok and Cambridge Bay part of literacy project

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