Inuit Heritage Trust Archaeological Field Schools
Publication Type:Conference Paper
The Inuit Heritage Trust, Inc. (IHT) was founded under the provisions of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. It has responsibility for protecting Inuit cultural heritage as embodied by archaeological sites, ethnographic collections and place names. IHT and the Government of Canada jointly own all archaeological materials recovered from Nunavut Settlement lands. As part of their mandate the Trust has taken on holding archaeological field schools for youth who are beneficiaries of the land claim. In this presentation we will discuss this initiative focussing on the Naujaat (2004) and Qilalukan (2005) field schools.