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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 Historywww.inuvialuitlivinghistory.ca. Produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center, the Department of Canadian Heritage's Museums Assistance Program, Parks Canada’s Western Arctic Field Unit, and other project partners (see full list below), 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. It also provides lesson plans for elementary and high school students that highlight Inuvialuit traditional knowledge and the history of the Anderson River region as pathways for learning about items in the collection. Read More

Seeking Pre-Launch Feedback

Isp_hennessy_ics_20nov2009_278The Inuvialuit Living History project team is pleased to have made our site accessible to the public. In advance of the official launch of the project at the end of April 2012, we welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions for improving the website. Read More

Publication for Museums and the Web

Isp_hennessy_ics_19nov2009_207 A paper titled “Virtual Repatriation and the Application Programming Interface: From the Smithsonian Institution’s MacFarlane Collection to “Inuvialuit Living History” was just published by team members Kate Hennessy and Charles Arnold, with project developers Ryan Wallace and Nicholas Jakobsen, on the Museums and the Web 2012 Conference site. In the paper we explore the design of the Reciprocal Research Network’s API and how it was leveraged by the Inuvialuit Living History Project team and the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre to create our virtual exhibit. Read More