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PHASE 1:
PILOT BUILDING PROGRAM 

With our partners from SAIT's Green Building Technologies, we are constructing a small-scale pilot structure for our future Inuinnait Knowledge Centre during the summer of 2021. This modular building will be less than 1000 sq ft. and will mesh Inuit architecture with modern energy efficiency measures and technologies. This structure will be informed by the experiences of community members within their own homes, learning through their challenges and the solutions they design. Our pilot building will be closely monitored for 1 year to help us decide on our future building's materials and technologies, understand the costs, operation, and maintenance that will be required over the short and long term, and familiarize the community with this project. By starting small and targeting scalability, our pilot structure will also help inform materials and design considerations for future affordable/tiny home residences across the Arctic.

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PHASE 2:
INUINNAIT KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

Since 2016, PI/KHS has been laying the foundation to develop a new centre dedicated to the documentation, revitalization and mobilization of Inuiunnait knowledge. This centre will forefront the collective identity of Inuinnait, a regional group of Inuit located primarily in the communities of Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk, Gjoa Haven and Ulukhaktok. It will entail the creation of facilities, digital resources and human networks specifically designed to provide Inuinnait with the resources and common focus required to ensure the survival of their unique culture, heritage and language.

Through experience, training, and partnerships created over the course of our phase 1 pilot program, we will make sure that the construction design, and process of this new facility is genuinely anchored in our community. 

 
 

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PROJECT NEWS AND BLOG

Stay tuned to the newest developments in the Nunamiutuqaq program. This section features media articles, plain language results, and up-to-date announcements about new partnerships, funding, and projects.