The Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC) in Inuvik, N.W.T., launces new website "Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History"
May 3, 2012, Inuvik, N.W.T. The Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (ICRC) in Inuvik, N.W.T., is proud to announce the launch of a new website, Inuvialuit Pitqusiit Inuuniarutait: Inuvialuit Living History – www.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca.The website provides on-line access to an important but little-known collection of over 300 cultural objects and nearly 5,000 natural history specimens at the Smithsonian Institution which were collected by Hudson’s Bay trader Roderick MacFarlane from Inuvialuit living in the Anderson River area in the 1860s. The website incorporates the ideas and information provided by Inuvialuit, and it invites people to provide their own knowledge of items in the collection. Catherine Cockney, ICRC Manager shares, “This project brought back to life a remarkable collection of traditional Inuvialuit artifacts and allows the Inuvialuit to connect their old material culture to the present”. View the whole story on the Inuvialuit Living History website. Or download the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation's media release.