The Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT)

The Inuit Heritage Trust is dedicated to the preservation, enrichment and protection of Inuit cultural heritage and identity embodied in Nunavut's archaeology sites, ethnographic resources and traditional place names. The Trust's activities are based on the principle of respect for the traditional knowledge and wisdom of our Elders.

The Inuit Heritage Trust receives its mandate from the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, the largest aboriginal land claim settlement in Canadian history, signed in 1993.

In Nunavut, IHT represents Inuit interests in issues that relate to heritage, archaeology, ethnographic resources, traditional place names and spiritual places.

Call for Applications

Fly-in Conservator

Fly-in Conservator Visit

In 2014 Inuit Heritage Trust is again offering heritage facilities in Nunavut with the opportunity to have their facility and collections assessed by a professional conservator. The conservator will fly to your facility and spend about 2-3 days with you to examine the environmental conditions at your facility and the condition of your collection or the condition of single objects. You can discuss any questions regarding collection management, collection care and conservation with the conservator while he or she is on site.

The conservator will write-up a report about the site visit with recommendations for improvements at your facility and submit it to IHT and your institution for you to easily identify priorities for follow up initiatives to improve respectively ensure the quality of your facility services and your collection.

If you are interested in a conservator visiting your facility and/ or collection or if you want to learn more about the site visits please contact the IHT project manager Torsten Diesel (867-979-0731,

Deadline for applications is February 21, 2014.

The actual site visit will take place according to prior agreement between your facility and the conservator.

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Archaelogical Field Schools
Mentorship Program

Place Names

Arctic Peoples and Archaelogy CD
Elder Recognition
Alain Maktar Heritage Scholarship

Nunavut-wide Projects / Heritage
Nunavut Heritage Network
Fly-in Conservator Project
Heritage Sector Strategy
Territorial Collections Management
Archives Council of Nunavut
Heritage Training Program
Nunavut Heritage Leadership Program
Heritage Skils Gap Study