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The Nunavut Archives Program has preservation and access responsibilities for the written, sound, graphic and digital records of both the Government of Nunavut and donated non-government records. The program also provides technical advice and assistance to communities on archival matters including the Archives Council of Nunavut.

Nunavut's Territorial Archivist chairs a public body mandated by the Archives Act called the Public Records Committee. The committee's primary role is to review and approve records disposition forms and related policies; it makes recommendations concerning the transfer of government records to archival holdings.

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Genealogy is the study of a family’s history and peoples’ lineage over time. Nunavut genealogy is distinguished from mainstream research which relies heavily on overseas immigration history with names registered on ships’ passenger lists and ports of entry to Canada, notably Pier 21 in Halifax. Inuit family history included regional migration.


Newbery Collections Archives


Heritage Division

A/Director of Heritage
Caroline Ipeelie
Tel: (867)-975-5505