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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

Inuit Nunangat and Guatemala

August 4, 2016 2:15 pm Published by

I recently came across a fascinating article titled, “What to do when an Indigenous Language Disappears.” It’s about Guatemala, but as I read it, I found myself wondering about the extent to which it could be describing Inuit Nunangat. Maybe there are no similarities, but I’d be interested in what... 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