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2009/10 Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society Released

(October 12, 2011 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. President Cathy Towtongie today released the 2009/10 Annual Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society, entitled Our Primary Concern: Inuit language in Nunavut. The report outlines in detail the current state of Inuit language across Nunavut, and provides several concrete examples of how Aboriginal cultures around the world have significantly revitalized their languages.


“Language is the cornerstone of a strong culture and society. Inuit have made it very clear for close to 40 years now that protecting Inuit language is critical to ensure the success of Inuit as we strive for self-determination.” said Towtongie.

Towtongie urged MLAs and Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq to thoroughly read the report, and urge their respective governments to take steps immediately to begin Inuit language revitalization efforts.

The annual report is an annual obligation of Article 32.3.4 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. As required by Article 32, the report will be tabled in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly and the House of Commons. That will take place this fall.

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