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Our Name “Akuttujuuk”

June 30, 2016 3:05 pm Published by

What is Akuttujuuk? When this network was being formed, we put a call out to the first few members asking for name suggestions. All the names were voted on, and the winner was chosen. Akuttujuuk is the Inuktut name for the two stars that appear above the horizon, and were... View Article

Six Pillars for Bilingual Education in Inuit Nunangat

June 29, 2016 10:52 am Published by

Based on an extensive review of scholarly literature, the Akuttujuuk Network has identified six pillars for successful bilingual education across Inuit Nunangat: 1. Effective bilingual education is first and foremost effective education, built on pillars that are relevant to any model of education. These include appropriate resourcing, curriculum, leadership, teachers,... View Article

Thule Atlas

June 13, 2016 10:19 am Published by

Announced in April , the Thule Atlas was designed according to Inuit approaches to cultural knowledge and has bandwidth requirements to ensure accessibility from remote communities. It is worth a look in its own right, but it also ties directly to the third of the Six Pillars for Bilingual Education... View Article

Maatalii Okalik speaks to Arctic Deeply

May 30, 2016 10:34 am Published by

In a May, 2016 article in Arctic Deeply Maatali Okalik notes the five priorities established at the 10th National Inuit Youth Summit in August, 2015. The first was to “enhance our relationship with Inuktitut;” the second, “to reclaim our culture;” and the fourth, “education and empowerment.” These priorities are consistent... View Article