Indigenous Success Stories

Language and Culture (13-17)

Government of Nunavut

January 31, 2019

Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq – Inuktut Language Month: February, 2019. This year’s theme of Nunavut’s month-long celebration of Inuktut is Inngiusiit Innginnguarusiillu: Traditional Songs and Chants. Inngiusiit Innginnguarusiillu were traditionally used by generations of Inuit parents to teach their children about Inuit culture, traditions and language. These songs and chants often include sophisticated terminology in Inuktut, encouraging children to learn and strengthening the use of Inuktut at home and in the community.