Indigenous Success Stories

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Inuktut translation on Facebook

July 9, 2018

CISION – Facebook Canada, in partnership with NTI and IUT, announced that it is opening Inuktut for translation so that the community can help translate Facebook into their language. Giving people the ability to connect in their own language on Facebook is essential to helping people build more meaningful connections on the platform. Providing an interface and allowing communications in our language is one of the ways we can encourage our people to use our language in all areas including the very widely used social media,” said Mary Thompson, Chairperson of the Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit, Nunavut’s Inuit Language Authority.