Pamela Gross

Pamela Gross
Cambridge Bay
2-year program
Graduation Year
Current Activity

After graduating, I went to Carleton University in Ottawa and graduated with a BA in Anthropology with a Minor in Aboriginal Studies. I then worked as an Inuk Consultant at a History Consulting Firm in Ottawa called Contentworks. I was primarily editing and doing research for the Qiqiktani Truth Commission. I then went to do my Pre-Masters in Indigenous Governance at the University of Winnipeg, in Winnipeg, MB. Then I came back to Cambridge Bay and worked at the Nunavut Impact Review Board an Assistant Technical Advisor and then started working at the Kitikmeot Heritage Society in the roles of; Program Manager, Community Director and as of February 1, 2016, as Executive Director.

I've enjoyed coming home to my community and have tried to engage in activities happening around the community and the first big thing was that I joined the Recreation Committee and that turned into the Frolics Planning Committee, followed by Running for Community Councilor and as a result becoming the Chair of the Recreation Services Committee and also sitting on the Community Economic Development Committee. My job also serves as a preserving and promoting Inuinnait culture and heritage and we run various programs that have kept me involved with various groups in the community. 

How NS affected me

NS benefited me in many ways; the primary way was that it assisted me at getting back to my roots, it sparked my interest in pursuing more education (helping me hone my skills as a post-secondary student) and taught me what I was interested in focusing on for my career; Inuit culture and heritage.