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2019-11-11 Cambridge Bay grandmothers ar

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.

CBC NEWS
11 NOVEMBER 2019 

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

2019-10-03 Exhibit reunites Inuit with 1

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

CBC NEWS
3 OCTOBER 2019 

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

2019-10-01 Article Inuit take the lead .

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

Nunatsiaq News
1 OCTOBER 2019 

Inuit take the lead in Inuit Studies conference

2019-09-19 Exhibition on Inuinnait parka

Patterns of Change is also viewable online

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
19 SEPTEMBER 2019 

Exhibition on Inuinnait parkas launches in Nunavut

2019-06-06 Canada Goose fabric giveaway.

More than 100 eager sewers showed up at Kiilinik Ilihakvik for a Canada Goose fabric giveaway in Cambridge Bay during the evening of June 4

NUNAVUT NEWS
6 JUNE 2019 

Canada Goose fabric given away in Cambridge Bay

A group of participants finish up their

“We need to start somewhere and this is our somewhere”

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
30 APRIL 2019 

Western Nunavut heritage group aims to save Inuinnaqtun

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Agreement will ensure managed of artifacts is Inuit-informed, representatives say

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
24 APRIL 2019 

Parks Canada, Nunavut heritage trust sign deal on Franklin artifacts

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

CBC NEWS
27 January 2019

Inuit-owned coffee company open for business in Cambridge Bay

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

CBC NEWS
06 January 2019

Cambridge Bay exhibit to showcase the evolution of parkas

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

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
15 November 2018

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

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

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
22 November 2018

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

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

SCIENCENORDIC
26 MAY 2016

Inuit reclaim cultural heritage in new digital atlas

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

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
19 May 2016

Nunavut historical society to produce CHARS research guide

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Proposals should reflect "ingenuity of Inuit culture"

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
28 April 2016

Canadian High Arctic Research Station seeks art designs

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Denmark, Ottawa, Nunavut collaborate on huge cultural database
 

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
25 April 2016

Nunavut Inuit culture featured in online Rasmussen atlas

2016-05-23 New online atlas connects Inu

Provides wider access to data and photos collected in 1920s

CBC NEWS
23 April 2016

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

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Ninety-eight Inuit never returned from Charles Camsell Hospital

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
14 April 2016

Western Nunavut elders heal old wounds during Edmonton visit

2016-02-28 Historical Traditions article

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

ABOVE AND BEYOND | CANADA'S ARCTIC JOURNAL
28 February 2016

Historical Traditions: Reviving Amulet Use in the Central Arctic

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Featured in the National Film Board’s (NFB) Blog, Pamela Gross and Brendan Griebel of the PI/KHS contributed to the organization’s educational curriculum titled Unikkausivut: Sharing Our Stories collection 

NFB BLOG
12 April 2016

Inuit Culture, Living History

2016-01-16 We Live in the Arctic video.p

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

YOUTUBE
21 January 2016

We Live in the Arctic, 1947

2015-10-25 Diamond Jenness article wide.

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

ABOVE AND BEYOND | CANADA'S ARCTIC JOURNAL

25 October 2015

Diamond Jenness Artifact collection

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New project to focus on Inuit architectural wisdom

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
22 October 2015

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

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

CBC NEWS
18 August 2015

Copper Inuit kayak removed safely from Edmonton basement

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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

THE EDMONTON JOURNAL
17 August 2015

Mystery kayak in Edmonton basement for decades returning home to Nunavut

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

 

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL

Canada Over the Edge: S4 E5 Western Nunavut

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Emotional time spent at early outposts in Queen Maud Gulf

NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH
14 September 2015

Healing journey for elders on the land

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An innovative heritage recording research project to investigate the potential that 360˚ photography has for the recording and communication of Inuit place-based knowledge

30 August 2015

Heritage In 360˚ Degrees

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Our 2013 summer land camp was featured in the Evergreen Foundation’s on-line blog. The Living From The Land project was Evergreen’s first-ever grant recipient in Nunavut

EVERGREEN BRICKWORKS BLOG

1 April 2014

Learning to live from the land improves food security in Nunavut