What has to change so we can develop strong
bilingual & biliterate communities in Nunavut?
- More teamwork.
- More $$ to support programs.
- Less restrictions on who is considered ‘a teacher’.
- Increase the amount of T.V. programs being produced on Inuktitut.
- Families need to speak Inuktitut in the home.
- Provide Inuktitut literacy programs to people who do not speak it– especially those who serve the public.
- Promote cultural pride!!
- GN programs to teach non-beneficiaries and to improve the skills of non-beneficiaries
- Encourage people to be proud of being bilingual/biliterate.
- We have to work on changing our thinking, process/habits ie. this is
printed in English.
- Children and young Inuit have to change their attitudes towards Inuit.
- Make learning more attractive and fun.
- When teaching youth always use two languages.
- When storytelling also use sign language.
- Make sure to encourage the young Inuit/people/Nunavummiut.
- It is important in
our workplaces to
speak in one language
rather than mixing
both Inuktitut and
- Trying to speak
Inuktitut and English
at the same time
would make their
- Literacy in our community is very mixed up. Different parents teaching
their children different languages.
- Inuktitut only spoken at home.
- ECE graduates should be paid the same wages as teachers.
One group of workshop participants re-wrote the question: “What has to
change to make people (Inuit) speak more in Inuktitut”:
- Educate more in Inuktitut (make Inuktitut curriculum)
- Make certain area/places speak Inuktitut only.
- Encourage more Inuktitut speaking.
- Make programs that only include Inuit traditions.