Is Nunavut Education Criminally Inadequate? An Analysis of Current Policies for Inuktut and English in Education, International and National Law, Linguistic and Cultural Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Robert Phillipson, Robert Dunbar

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Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) commissioned a study to better understand some of the underlying issues related to the decline of Inuktut use and the role of the formal education system. This research report unpacks the barriers which prohibit Inuit from enjoying their linguistic, economic, historical, cultural and human rights within Nunavut and Canada. The education system has been used to produce many of the negative social effects listed in this report. It is necessary that the education system be used to redress those effects. A strong program of bilingual education must be adopted.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIqaluit
PublisherNunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Number of pages82
Commissioning bodyNunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

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