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Welcome from the Minister of Culture and Heritage


“Inuit knowledge, culture, language and history have undergone immense changes within the course of a few generations. The role of elders in sustaining and promoting oral and cultural traditions through our programs are important for future generations. We work towards ensuring that the Government of Nunavut preserves, develops and enhances Nunavut’s culture, heritage, and languages for all Nunavummiut.”

Hon. Joanna Quassa, Minister of Culture and Heritage,
Minister responsible for Languages,




New! Qilaut 2021

2021 Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq

NEW! Inuit Employment Plan to 2023

Latest News

18 January 2022
The Department of Culture and Heritage is offering community radios in Nunavut an additional one-time funding to provide support during the COVID-19...
06 January 2022
As of this morning Nunavut has 244 positive cases of COVID-19.
15 November 2021
The Department of Culture and Heritage is currently accepting applications for Grants and Contributions funding to non-profit community-based...
09 March 2021
Agreement between Government of Canada, Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated will strengthen education in the Inuktut language...
02 March 2021
During February 2021, the Department of Culture and Heritage, in collaboration with Qaggiavuut, held the 2021 Qilaut Inuktut songwriting contest...
17 February 2021
The Department of Culture and Heritage in partnership with Qaggiavuut, is accepting submissions for Qilaut 2021, Nunavut's annual Inuktut songwriting...
01 February 2021
February is Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq, Nunavut’s annual celebration of Inuktut language.
02 December 2020
The Government of Nunavut (GN) is seeking nominations to the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Katimajiit Committee, responsible to ensure the strategic...
12 November 2020
The Department of Culture and Heritage is currently accepting applications for projects that promote, protect, preserve and revitalize the culture,...
17 August 2020
Acknowledging and recognizing Nunavut's real language leaders... You!
31 January 2020
During Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq - celebration of Inuktut language month,
19 December 2019
Every year, the Department of Culture and Heritage holds the Qilaut Inuktut songwriting contest, celebrating Nunavut’s vibrant Inuktut music scene...

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