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UQAUSIVUT ATURLAVUT : English

Address
Louis Tapardjuk, Minister of Languages
Government of Nunavut
Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium
Tromsø, Norway, October 21, 2008

UQAUSIVUT ATURLAVUT
Moving forward to implement our dream:
Protecting and Promoting the Inuit Language
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November 17, 2008

UQAUSIVUT ATURLAVUT : Inuktitut

Uqautaa
Louis Tapardjuk, Minista Uqauhini
Nunavut Kavamat
Ukiuqtaqtumi Nunangani Uqauhini Katimaniq
Tromsø, Norway, Aktuupa 21, 2008

UQAUSIVUT ATURLAVUT
Hivumuuniq atuqtilirningani piyumayaptikni:
Tammaqtailinia Atuqunialu Inuit Uqauhia
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November 17, 2008

Ottawa won't be bound by Nunavut's Inuit language law: Harper

A new law that requires Nunavut's public and private sectors to provide day-to-day services in the Inuit languages will not apply to federal government services, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said.

While campaigning in Iqaluit on Saturday, Harper said Ottawa will not be bound by Nunavut's Inuit Language Protection Act, which was signed into law on Thursday.

"The federal government is never bound by language policies of other levels of government," Harper said Saturday.
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November 17, 2008

Inuit balk at Nunavut gold mine's English-only rule

Inuit workers at a gold mining project in central Nunavut say they can't speak their mother tongue on the job — a rule that company officials say is necessary for safety reasons.

The Kivalliq Inuit Association is outraged with Agnico-Eagle Ltd.'s policy of making all mine workers speak only English while at work at Meadowbank, located about 70 kilometres north of Baker Lake on the western shore of Hudson Bay.

That means Inuit mine workers from the area cannot speak Inuktitut on the work site — not even "Qanuippit," which means, "Are you OK?"
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November 17, 2008

Nunavut Legislative Assembly Approves the Inuit Language Protection Act

Nunavut Legislative Assembly Approves the Inuit Language Protection Act

Iqaluit, Nunavut (September 19, 2008) – The Nunavut Legislative Assembly has passed the Inuit Language Protection Act, the second of two pieces of legislation designed to respond to official language concerns in Nunavut. This second statute will provide the tools needed to respond particularly to the rights and unique needs of the Inuit Language.
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November 17, 2008

IsumaTV creates Inuit Language and Culture Institute

Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, speaking at the Arctic Indigenous Languages Symposium in Tromso, Norway, October 20, 2008, announced the creation of the Inuit Language and Culture Institute on IsumaTV, a five year $25 million commitment to install high-speed broadband and public access production studios in every participating Inuit community.
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October 31, 2008