Inuvialuit Cultural Centre

In May 1998, the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre (now the Inuvialuit Cultural Centre) opened as a regional centre in Tuktoyaktuk with the following mandate:

  • Preserve the Inuvialuktun language with the assistance of elders. 
  • Provide support and a language curriculum for Inuvialuktun teachers. 
  • Promote the on-going development of the Inuvialuktun language. 

In April 2000, the Cultural Centre was relocated to Inuvik to better serve the region with easier access to governments and other Inuvialuit communities. 

Funding for the Inuvialuit Cultural Centre comes from Canada (AANDC), GNWT (Education, Culture and Employment), Heritage Canada and the Beaufort-Delta Divisional Board of Education. In the past, projects undertaken with this funding included:

  • Indigenous Language Conference 
  • Summer Language and Cultural Camps
  • Community Language Programs
  • Elder Database Development with translations and recordings
  • Language Teacher Training and Language Program Development
  • Production of classroom materials for language teachers
  • Development of an Inuvialuit Culture and History Program, Grades 1 to 6; and a teaching kit with books, videos and traditional tools
  • Publishing of the new Siglit Dictionaries
  • Publishing of "Reindeer Days Remembered"

You can also find more information on our website.



Inuvialuit Digital Library

The Inuvialuit Digital Library is an ongoing collaborative project between the Inuvialuit Cultural Centre and researchers and librarians from the University of Alberta.

The Digital Library currently contains many of the Cultural Centre's resources, including: language lessons, books, photo collections, videos, and audio files.

We are continually working to improve the content and functionality of the Digital Library and welcome your feedback.

Thank-you for your visit!

For more information please contact dln@ualberta.ca.