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CHARS campus now offers tours

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Commissioned from the kitikmeot Heritage Society Elders in residence, “A Stitch in Time” is a three-piece wall hanging. In trying to create a visual narrative for the evolution of both Cambridge Bay and its population, elders created a series of different portraits throughout time: one depicting local Inuit 100 years ago (2015 marked the anniversary of the first significant western contact with Copper Inuit populations through the Canadian Arctic Expedition), one depicting local Inuit 50 years ago, and one showing present populations. “A Stitch in Time” hanging in the Main Research Building of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus. Artists: Annie Panak Atighioyak, Mary Akariuk Avalak, Mabel Pongok Etegik © Polar Knowledge Canada

Polar Knowledge Canada describes the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) as “a hub for Canadian Arctic research”. The facility specializes in Arctic science and technological innovation, “where Indigenous Knowledge is recognized as fundamentally important to the co-creation of new knowledge.”

Weekly tours are now offered at the CHARS campus in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Tours are every Friday at 3 pm. Drop-ins are welcome.

If you are part of an organization, please reserve ahead with the number in your group. Contact: tours@polar.gc.ca