Know History offers a breadth of cultural inventory services to help you identify, document, interpret, preserve, and share your cultural resources. Cultural resources represent the activities and accomplishments of past generations and distinct communities. These can include oral history, sites of cultural or spiritual significance, ethnohistory, photo collections, and maps. While we don't do archaeological work, we document the location of archaeological sites and artifacts through oral history and traditional knowledge interviews with community members. Documenting and preserving cultural resources enriches the lives of both community members and visitors by deepening their understanding of land, traditions, and culture.
We can provide a final report with a summary and analysis of everything collected throughout the process. This report can include digital inventories and geographic information systems (GIS) maps that support policy development, land use planning, conservation efforts, community development, and heritage planning and management. We can also develop interpretive materials and tourism products such as physical or online exhibits, dynamic story maps, and digital applications.
What We Offer
- Exhibits, media and documentaries
- Interpretive exhibit development
- Image research
- Print publications
- Virtual exhibit creation
- App development
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
In 2020, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) engaged Know History to help create an extensive cultural resource inventory for four communities in Nunavut. We are currently collecting information about cultural resources and areas of importance to Inuit within seven Migratory Bird Sanctuaries (MBSs) and National Wildlife Areas (NWAs). These tangible and intangible assets that represent the culture and heritage of Nunavummiut include:
- Oral history
- Culturally significant sites
- Photo collections
We will add these inventories to a digital platform that provides community members with full access to all of the digital resources collected. This information will support the development of Management Plans for these areas, and the production of interpretive materials to support tourism and education about the MBSs and NWAs.
Our team is also working with Inuit peoples to document their knowledge about the MBSs and NWAs. When engaging with communities (either virtually or in-person), our team is led by best practices, including acting in good faith, respecting community events and cultural traditions, and conducting meetings and interviews in the language of the participants. All of the data developed during this project will be owned by NTI and catalogued in a secure, password-protected database.