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Initiative to strengthen education in Indigenous language, Inuktut

Efforts to strengthen education in the Indigenous language of Inuktut were formalized on March 9, 2021. The government of Canada, the government of the northern territory of Nunavut and Tunngavik Incorporated signed a memorandum of understanding laying out several initiatives. »


Inuktitut text translation added to Microsoft translator software

Microsoft added a Inuktitut text translation to its translation software today. A press release from Microsoft said that the addition will allow users to translate any of more than 70 languages to or from Inuktitut, which is the primary dialect »


Canada’s Inuit to get unified orthography

Inuit in Canada are getting a unified orthography for the first time since Inuktut writing systems were introduced by Christian missionaries in the 18th century, says the national Inuit organization. There are currently nine different Inuktut writing systems used across »


U.N. Year of Indigenous Languages: Spotlight Nunavut

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The United Nations has designated 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages. The goal is to to make people more aware of the languages and their role in »