Gathers, preserves and disseminates information on the traditional, current and historic names for geographic features and populated places throughout the Northwest Territories.
A Territorial Historic Site designation is a commemorative assignment that carries no legal or landownership changes. The designation documents the heritage of these places for present and future generations to enjoy.
Provides financial assistance, through an annual application process, to individuals and organizations involved in the creation, preservation, promotion and enhancement of the arts, cultures, heritage and languages of the Northwest Territories.
Administers funding programs under the Cultural Contributions Policy and coordinates a full range of professional services related to arts, cultural, and heritage activities. Activities include providing planning assistance to organizations, workshops and training opportunities, and advice to individuals.
Acquires museum objects and archival materials that represent the cultures and history of the NWT and also documents and provides information about the cultures and history of the NWT. Provides public exhibits and galleries, education and public programs.
Acquires objects, specimens and works of art that represent all cultures of the Northwest Territories and provides for the repository, and management, of archaeological collections made under NWT Archaeological Sites Regulations.