There are many amazing tourism and cultural preservation projects being implemented across Canada in indigenous communities, but what takes a project to another level is having a passionate hard-working individual to see the project continue to grow.
David Kattegatsiak is the Community Economic Development Officer for the Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet in Nunavut. David spearheaded the My Community App Project in the winter of 2014, the site can be found at http://chesterfieldinletstories.ca. This interactive website celebrates sharing stories of Inuit culture from the voices of elders and youth on their rich history, the land, and the people within their territory. The stories are a combination of videos, images and written text that have been collected throughout the years.
When the project was completed, it didn’t stop there. David continues to add new content and updates to the site on a regular basis. His passion to share his community’s stories and his drive to continue to bring this legacy project to life is inspiring. We thoroughly enjoyed working with David on this project and constantly look forward to seeing new stories being shared!
Projects such as the My Community App project help to instill community pride and celebrate the culture and stories of the community for generations to come! If you are interested in hearing more about this amazing project contact firstname.lastname@example.org.