Uniting Voices: Inuit Language in Transition


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Depending on who you talk to, the Inuit language is either on the brink of destruction or, on the cusp of something new and exciting…

In this in-depth series, Radio Canada International journalist Eilís Quinn goes in-depth with Inuit youth, rappers, elders, experts and leaders from across the Arctic to find out where the Inuit language is headed. Will standardization, education, popularization by youth or the sheer necessity of better dialog between communities because of climate change be the language’s saviour?

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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