Nunavut education at a crossroads: reflections on Bill 25 – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2019109 Views

8 November, 2019

“For 10 years, the Nunavut government has been indifferent to the goal of a fully bilingual education system”

The year 2019 is the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages. Many governments are passing laws and investing funds to strengthen, revitalize, promote and teach Indigenous languages.

In Canada, the federal government has recognized that Indigenous constitutional rights include language rights. In much of the world, Indigenous languages are being recognized as valuable.

But not in Nunavut. For 10 years, the Nunavut government has been indifferent to the goal of a fully bilingual education system, failing to recognize that a strong, vibrant, bilingual education system is critical for the flourishing of Inuit culture and identity, and the gateway to Inuit employment.

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