Actions and Commitments: Call to Action # 14

Exploring Stakeholder: "Government of Nunavut"

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September 9, 2019

Collaboration to reach agreement to support Inuktut in Nunavut

The Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut, and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated are collaborating toward an agreement that will support, revitalize and strengthen Inuktut in Nunavut. In accordance with section 9 of the Indigenous Languages Act, the pathfinder agreement seeks to support: increasing access to Inuktut-language instruction in Nunavut; increasing and maintaining the number of...

November 30, 2018

Inuktuuriaqarniq Namminiqaqtinut (Private Sector Inuktut Support Program)

The Department of Culture and Heritage Through Inuktuuriaqarniq Namminiqaqtinut (Private Sector Inuktut Support Program), grants of up to $5,000 can be used towards translations of marketing materials, Inuktut advertisement or to cover the costs of language training for staff in customer service. This Policy is based on the following principles: The protection, promotion and enhancement...

July 9, 2018

Microsoft Inuktut language software support

 In Nunavut, 65 percent of the population identify Inuktut as their mother tongue. This means that Nunavut is the only jurisdiction in Canada with a homogeneous public majority language that is not one of the two official languages of Canada — French and English. Nunavut is the only jurisdiction in the Americas where the public majority speak...

March 10, 2017

Native Education Act delays target for education in Inuit K-9 instruction

Nunavut Education Act to reset target for bilingual education including instruction in Inuit from K-9 by 2020 alongside English and/or French and High School at a later date due to shortage of teachers who can teach in the Inuit language. Challenged by educators in Nunavut who recommend increased funding from the federal govt. to expedite...

January 1, 2008

Official Languages Act for Nunavut

Nunavut adopted the Official Languages Act for Nunavut, which recognizes Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French as the official languages of the territory. In 2013, it adopted the Inuit Language Protection Act, the first legislative instrument in Canada devoted to protecting and revitalizing an Aboriginal language....

January 1, 1999

Language Commissioner

When it was created in 1999, Nunavut established the position of Languages Commissioner...

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