Access to Nunavut museum and archival collections has closed

Public access to GN museum and archival collections has closed

In April 2017, the Government of Nunavut (GN) will transfer its museum and archival collections from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to the Canadian Museum of Nature in Gatineau, Quebec.

This is a major initiative involving the relocation of approximately 140,000 items. In order to help finish the transfer on schedule, public access to the GN museum and archival collections closes at 5 p.m. on December 16, 2016.

Descriptions of Nunavut’s archival holdings will be removed from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre website on December 1, 2016.

For more information, please contact Alex Stubbing, Director, Heritage, at 867-975-5524 or

ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᐊᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᒪᑐᓛᓕᖅᑐᖅ

ᐄᐳᓗ 2017-ᒥ, ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᑦ (GN) ᓅᑎᑦᓯᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓᓂᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓂᓪᓗ ᓄᐊᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᐳᕆᓐᑦ ᓕᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᐃᐊᔅ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᖃᕐᕕᒻᒥᑦ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᕝᒥᑦ, ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕐᒥᑦ, ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑕᑯᔭᖃᕐᕕᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ ᒑᑦᑎᓅ, ᑯᐸᐃᒃᒧᑦ.

ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᖃᖅᓱᓂ ᓄᑦᑎᖅᑎᕆᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᐃᒪᓐᓇᓪᓗᐊᓂᑦ 140,000 ᐱᖁᑎᓂᑦ. ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᓅᑎᕆᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᓈᖅᑐᒥᑦ, ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᔭᕆᐊᓖᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᒐᖃᕐᕕᖓ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᐊᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᒪᑐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ 5-ᒥ ᐅᓐᓄᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᑏᓯᒻᕙ 16, 2016.

ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᕐᓂᑦ ᑐᖅᑯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᕖᑦ ᐲᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐳᕆᓐᑦ ᓕᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᐃᐊᔅ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᖃᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᐃᑭᐊᖅᑭᕕᖓᓂᑦ ᑏᓯᒻᕙ 1, 2016.

ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᒍᕕᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒃᑲᕈᓐᓇᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᐋᓚᔅ ᓯᑕᐱᓐ, ᑐᑭᒧᐊᑦᑎᑦᓯᔨ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᐅᕗᖓ 867-975-5524 ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ

Nunalgit pulaaqtaqpaudjuhiat Kavamatkut inilraanitaqtuqarviannut tutquqtiriviannut katitiqhimayamingnik umingnialiqtuq qakugunnuaq

Qitiqtautiyumi 2017-mi Nunavut Kavamangat (GN) nuutirniaqtaat inilraanitaqtuqarviktik tutquturiviktik Prince of Wales Northern Museum-mit Yalunaimit Nunattiamit, uvunga Canadian Museum of Nature-mut Gatineau, Quebec-mut.

Una angiyuq piniarutaat nuutirilutik 140,000-nguyunik ingilraarnitanik. Imaa iniqtiriamikku nuutiriniarutiktik, nunalgit pulaaqtaqpaudjuhiat Kavamatkut inilraanitaqtuqarviannut tutquqtiriviannut umingniaqtuq 5-munnngaqqat Ubluiqtirvia 16-mi, 2016.

Qanurinninga Nunavut katimatiqtauhimayut p[iiqtauniaqtut Prince of Wales Northern Museum-mitqaritauyakuurutaanit Ubluiqtirvia 1-mi, 2016-mi.

Ilitturiyuumirumaguvit, uqarvigilugu Alex Stubbing, Aulapkaiyi, HIlitquhiliqiyini, uvani 867-975-5524 uvungaluuniit

Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle Nominations

Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle Call for Nominations

The Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle recognizes youth, individuals, Elders and groups in the Northwest Territories who exemplify excellence and dedication to the promotion and preservation of the arts, culture and heritage in their community or region.

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is now accepting nominations for the Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle.

Nomination forms can be found below:

Deadline for nominations is Friday, September 23rd, 2016

For more information please contact ECE Public Affairs at or (867) 767.9352 ext 71031.

Yk Photo Claim

Yellowknife Photo Claim

Did you or your family live in Yellowknife between 1960 – 2000? Is it possible you had photos taken at either Reimann’s or Yellowknife Photo Services? The NWT Archives with the Department of Education, Culture and Employment has launched a Yellowknife Photo Services claim project and invites you to take part!

The NWT Archives recently acquired a collection of over 9500 photo order envelopes spanning roughly four decades. These envelopes are primarily client order envelopes from the old portrait studio in Yellowknife and represent approximately 60,000 images that include everything from passport photos to family portraits to wedding pictures and more.

The Department of ECE along with NWT Archives hopes that receiving these photos will help reconnect families with previously unknown images and perhaps increase family bonds and ties to history.

To check to see if your name is on the collection list, or to complete a photo request form visit Photo envelopes to successful claimants will be mailed out in the fall so don’t wait!

Daring Lake

Tundra Science and Culture Camp 2016

Tundra Science and Culture Camp (TSCC) is a summer outdoor environmental education program for high school students and teachers in the Northwest Territories (NWT). The program runs from July 25 – August 3, 2016 at Daring Lake. Students work closely with a variety of instructors including scientists, environmental educators, on-site researchers and Tlicho elders. The focus is on learning about the land from both scientific and aboriginal perspectives.

  • Spend ten action-packed and fun-filled days on the tundra!
  • Work closely with scientists
  • Learn from Tlicho elders their way of knowing the land and traditional skills
  • Experience field research techniques in ecology, botany, geology, archeology, biology, birds, fish and more
  • Learn about the land
  • Share with other students. Learn together and from each other

Who can participate?

Up to sixteen high school students and three teachers are accepted at Tundra Science and Culture Camp annually. Preference is given to students who have completed Science 10 or the equivalent. Selection criteria includes a recommendation from the school liaison.

Apply Today!
How do you say ‘must’ in Inuvialuktun?

Hello my name is…

Below you can find a simple chart showing you how to introduce yourself in all the official Aboriginal languages of the Northwest Territories. The voices were compiled by the Aboriginal Languages Secretariat of the GNWT.

Chipewyan Ɂedlánet’e-a, sı sezı́ ______ súlye
Cree Tanisi, niwihowin ______
Gwich’in Dànch’ùh, ______ vìlzhìi
Inuinnaqtun Haluuqqagin, atira ______
Inuktitut Ainngai, uvanga ______ atira
Inuvialuktun Aaqana, atira ______
North Slavey Negha dágǫ́ht’e, ______ séredı
South Slavey Negha dágǫndı́h, ______ súzhe
Tłı̨chǫ Dàąt’e, sı̨ ______ sìyeh