Canada, NV, NTI agree to strengthen Inuktut education in territory

March 24, 2021
The Government of Canada, Government of Nunavut, and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated have signed an MOU to strengthen Inuktut education in the territory. The agreement is focused on several goals, including increasing access to Inuktut-language instruction, increasing and maintaining the number of Inuktut-speaking educators, creating supports for educators, and supporting the Uqariuqsatittijit Initiative and innovative measures for Inuktut education and educators. Canada has reaffirmed its commitment to invest $42M over five years, and Newswire states that an additional funding of $12.3M has come from the Nunavut Implementation Panel Article 23 fund in order to help pursue a representative Inuit workforce. β€œIt is through shared vision and coordinated approaches that we will strengthen and revitalize Inuktut in our territory,” said NV Minister of Culture and Heritage Margaret Nakashuk. β€œI look forward to more initiatives through the Nunavut Partnership Table on Language and Education to ensure the long-term success of our language.” Newswire (NV)