Author Archives for Shelley Tulloch

ICC Alaska Promoting Transformed Inuit Education

November 14, 2016 2:26 pm Published by

ICC Alaska is working toward improving Inuit education in Alaska. In 2015, it published the Alaska Inuit Education Improvement Strategy (available at The Strategy advocates for action in six main areas (p. 4): 1. Promote the indigenization of education frameworks to more clearly align with Inuit ideologies. 2. Suggest,... View Article

Velma Illasiak on Transforming Education in Aklavik, NWT

October 13, 2016 2:32 pm Published by

Velma Illasiak is a long-term principal of Moose Kerr school in Aklavik, NWT. She was the first Inuk principal of Moose Kerr school, hired in 1999. For over fifteen years, she worked closely with the staff, students, and community to transform education for students in Aklavik. In 2015, Velma gave... View Article

Why bilingual education?

July 25, 2016 2:03 pm Published by

“Inuit believe that education systems…delivered in the Inuit language will lead to better educational outcomes for Inuit.” Inuit Education Accord, 2009   Bilingual education is the preferred model around the world to provide the best possible education. Children from all backgrounds benefit from bilingual education. Here are some of the... View Article

What is bilingual education?

July 11, 2016 12:04 pm Published by

“The vision for Inuit education set out in this Strategy is to graduate bilingual Inuit children who speak the Inuit language and at least one of Canada’s two official languages, and who possess the skills and knowledge to contribute with pride and confidence to the 21st century.” – National Strategy... View Article