Kitikmeot Inuit Association

Staff Inuktut Language Development and Strengthening Initiative

Kitikmeot Inuit Association Staff Inuktut Language Development and Strengthening Initiative will build the ground work that KIA as an Inuit Organization need to do to maintain and increase the use of Inuktut in the workplace. KIA used this project funding to develop individual learning plans, an organization retreat to reconnect to the origins on our language through our culture and have different level language learning classes. KIA will also work together to develop some areas of vocabulary and other language resources that will assist our organization in continuing to offer Inuktut services. Our Organization has strong mandates to strengthen Inuktut and we have been working on language revitalization for many years. One year we did offer a very successful training program to all employees, but since then we have not had the opportunity to do this in depth. I believe that using this year to analyze truthfully what each individual is feeling, we can then truthfully cater to the realistic needs that we have as Inuit staff trying to learn our language.

Julia Ogina
culture_elders@kitis.ca
867-983-2458