Ingrid Kritsch is an anthropologist and archaeologist. Kritsch is of Dutch Canadian heritage and an honorary member of the Gwich’in. She was educated at McGill University (Honour’s BA anthropology and geography), McMaster University (MA anthropology) and the University of Alberta. Kritsch has worked in the Canadian Subarctic since 1977. Over half of her career was spent working with the Gwich’in (1992-2019). She is the founding executive director of the Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute (1993-1998), and served as its research director from 1998 to 2019. Kritsch has been recognized for her heritage research and advocacy through the Wise Woman Award from the Status of Women Council of the NWT (2000), and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).