Inuktitut Language Promotion Campaign launched

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The Kativik School Board has launched the campaign ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒃᑳ ᐅᖃᐅᓰᕐᓯᑌᓕᑕ! (Hey fellow Inuit, let’s speak our language!) to help raise awareness about the importance of speaking one’s language to keep it alive. The Board will be distributing language promotion material to its schools and all Nunavik Northern Villages offices.

This initiative arises from the Parnasimautik consultations during which Nunavimmiut have consistently expressed concerns related to the importance of ensuring the preservation of the Inuktitut language. It also stems from the Illirijavut report (Avataq, 2012) recom men da – tions highlighting areas where steps are needed to protect and prevent further erosion of the Inuktitut language.