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Community Project Funding


Every year, the Department of Culture and Heritage awards funding to community-based projects across Nunavut that contribute to protecting, preserving, and promoting Inuktut. 


Funding Available for 2015 - 2016

If you are seeking funding for an Inuktut project, consider applying to the Department of Culture and Heritage. We are seeking new project proposals (Deadline: March 31, 2015). Please call us for more information: 



Administration Officer, Official Languages programs

Department of Culture and Heritage

P.O. Box. 1000, station 800,

Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0


Phone: (867) 975-5521

Fax: (867) 975-5523 or (867) 975-5504


List of Funded Projects for 2014-15

This past year, community groups accessed our funding to hold community meetings about language, do community language plans, document and preserve dialects, write and publish books, create and broadcast television content, and expand the use of Inuktut in digital and social media.


  • Preservation, Promotion and Revitalization of Inuit Sign Language (ISL) in Nunavut, Canadian Deafness Research and Training Institute 
  • Arctic Songs – Ancient and New, Qaggiavuut! Society for Nunavut Performing Arts 
  • Traditional Knowledge from Arviat (by Donald Uluadluak), UNAAQ Cultural Society  
  • Language Revival Through Drumming, Kitikmeot Heritage Society 
  • A Walk on the Shoreline (Inuktitut Children’s Book), UNAAQ Cultural Society 
  • Taqqut Inuit Knowledge Film Project, Becky Kilabuk
  • TAKUGINAI Episodes: 2014-2015, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation 
  • Child Inuktitut Literacy, Ilisaqsivik Society
  • Kappianaqtut: Inuktitut Children’s Book about Inuit Monsters Illustrated by Germaine Arnaktauyok, UNAAQ Cultural Society 
  • Nattilik Heritage Centre Inuktitut Language Initiatives, Nattilik Heritage Society
  • NITV Online Mentoring Program, Nunavut Independent Television Network 
  • Kamik 2: Inuktitut Children’s Book Sequel, UNAAQ Cultural Society 
  • Inuktut Language Recovery and Revitalization Strategy, Ikajuqtigiit (society) 
  • Inuktitut Language Television Programming 2014-2015, Inuit Broadcasting Corporation 
  • Inuktitut Children’s Book about Traditional Hunting and Taboos, UNAAQ Cultural Society
  • KIA Language Framework Community Start-up and Training, Kitikmeot Inuit Association 
  • Inuit Youth Basic Language skill learning - Revitalizing our language through youth engagement, Kitikmeot Inuit Association 
  • Community Resource Manual, Nunavut Literacy Council
  • Inuktitut Language Radio Program, Hamlet of Coral Harbour
  • TV Nunavut Implementation Plan - Phase 3, TV Nunavut Educational Broadcast Society 
  • Kasuutittiaqatigiingniq, Nunavut Literacy Council 
  • Inuktitut Adventure Book for Nunavut Youth, UNAAQ Cultural Society 
  • Inuktitut Board Book for Emerging Readers, UNAAQ Cultural Society
  • Inuktitut Children’s Book about Wild Egg Collecting, UNAAQ Cultural Society 
  • Inuktitut Children’s Book about Wild Egg Collecting, UNAAQ Cultural Society 
  • Kitikmeot Regional Radio Service Project-Phase ll, Kitikmeot Inuit Association 



  • Pangnirtung Inuktitut Strengthening Program, Pangnirtung Youth Council 
  • On The Land Language Meeting, Kinguvaashaliuqtut Language Group 
  • Berried Knowledge: Elders and Youth father to exchange oral histories and create a book about berries and plants, Sarah Desrosiers 
  • Alianait Arts Festival and Concerts, Alianait Entertainment Group (Alianait Arts Festival) 
  • Inuktut Language Recovery and Revitalization Strategy, Ikajuqtigiit