Proposed interim act delays Inuktut language instruction in schools

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk is at her wit’s end with the Department of Education on the matter of language of instruction in schools and the language rights of Inuit parents and children. Education Minister David Joanasie’s proposed Interim Language of Instruction Act passed first reading Feb. 21. “The proposed Interim Language of Instruction...
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Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.