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Nunavut government announces new appointments to territory’s language authority – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 2018316 Views

Louise Tapardjuk and Rosemarie Meyok join the Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit

October 12, 2018

The Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit, Nunavut’s arm’s-length language authority, has two new members: Louis Tapardjuk of Igloolik, a former MLA and government minister, and Inuinnaqtun translator Rosemarie Meyok of Kugluktuk.

Their appointments became effective Sept. 4.

Tapardjuk, as Nunavut’s minister of languages, oversaw the approval of the Inuit Language Protection Act and the Official Languages Act. He also addressed the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in 2009, where he linked the efforts to preserve and promote Inuktut to fundamental human rights.

Meyok said in an online biography on the language authority’s website that she wants to ensure that Inuinnaqtun is included throughout the territorial government and survives as an official language of Nunavut, on par with Inuktitut, English and French.

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