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Inuit language cannot be neglected

Nunavut Day was celebrated on Tuesday and we're 20 years into the creation of a territory with tremendous promise. Much has been accomplished over two decades and much remains to be done. Among the priorities...

Teachers sharpen leadership skills

The school year is over, but the learning hasn't stopped for some of Nunavut's teachers. Dozens of educators -- principals, assistant-principals and teachers -- are enrolled in a Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut (CELN)...

My education: ‘Learning doesn’t have boundaries,’ says longtime Kitikmeot educator Susie Evyagotailak

"I believe we learn something every day – I believe we learn something small, sometimes it's big," said Susie Evyagotailak, a Kitikmeot educator for 31 years. "As an elder had once said, 'When I...

My education: ‘What you put into it is what you get out of it,’...

David Joanasie attended school in his home community of Cape Dorset and learned Inuktitut up until Grade 3. Afterwards there were still some Inuktitut classes, but lessons were primarily in English as of Grade...

My education: ‘I’m always learning,’ says Pauloosie Suvega, president of Nunavut Arctic College

Pauloosie Suvega, president of Nunavut Arctic College, said he has positive memories of his time at the original Peter Pitseoloak School in Cape Dorset, where he spent most of his youth, and Inuksuk High...

Dancing toward summer vacation in Naujaat

Tuugaalik High School physical education teacher Gaspare Minaudo conducted a square-dancing unit to help move toward the end of the school year in Naujaat recently. It culminated with the entire student body and staff members...

Grade 12 grad presents case for project-based learning camp

Instead of writing a final exam for Grade 12 Social Studies, the students in Patrick McDermott's class at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit spend their semester working on a project, then presenting it. "They identify...

Will territorial, national and international outcry spur governments to language and education action in...

A group of Nunavummiut, along with Canadian and international scholars, released an open letter to the world's language commissioners gathering in Toronto today, asking for their help in addressing the language setbacks in Nunavut. "Two...

EDITORIAL: Barriers to graduation holding back Nunavut’s progress

We are pleased – yet appalled – to see the Auditor General confirm some of our strongest theories about Nunavut's education system in its report to the Nunavut legislative assembly earlier this month. The...

ᐊᒡᕕᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᒍᒻᒥᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ

ᐅᐱᐅᖅᑲᕗᒍᑦ – ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑲᖅᓴᙱᓚᒍᑦ – ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᙱᓛᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑑᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ, ᑕᐃᒎᓯᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐱᔨᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᕋᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓴᕋᐃᓛᖑᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ...

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked NTEP review concludes existing program doomed to fail

"The present configuration of the NTEP (Nunavut Teacher Education Program) is not capable of producing a bilingual, Inuit teacher workforce." This according to the NTEP review report by Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group. The...

EDITORIAL: Government’s engagement efforts missing the target

Considering the long-term rewards possible with a good education – a good job, stable income, sense of purpose, and others come to mind – we like to think education is a pretty important issue...

Several school grades closed in Iglulik due to teacher shortage, reports Quassa

Listening to his constituents, as well as the local radio in Iglulik, Aggu MLA Paul Quassa heard the disturbing news that students were asked not to attend school due to a teacher shortage. He said...

Is the Department of Education satisfied with great number of students failing departmental exams,...

Citing a fail rate of one out of four students taking departmental exams, Arviat North-Whale Cove John Main questioned the Department of Education's position that low graduation rates are an emerging challenge. "In 2016, 485...

Nunavut Sivuniksavut graduates 32 students; GN funding restored

A wave of relief came for 32 students on Wednesday as they officially became graduates of the Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) college program. Likewise, NS administrators breathed a sigh of relief because they received a commitment...

Nunavut students are stressed, going into debt due to decade-old assistance formula

Correction: An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect figure for the FANS annual budget. The correct figure for fiscal year 2018/2019 is $8,352,000. ------------------------------------ Robert Clift, the Family Services director whose job it is...

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᓕᒫᓄᑦ: ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕆᔭᖓ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᖓ ᓱᕋᐃᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕐᒧᐊᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᑎᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᙵᕕᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ( ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ 18-ᖓᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓯᒪᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᖃᖅᑳᖅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓂᐅ ᔪᐊᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖅᐸᐅᔭᖓᓂ ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ 22-ᒥ. "ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓕᒪᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒧᑦ ᑐᖁᕋᐃᓂᐅᔪᓂ,...

First Qikiqtaaluk science fair in 18 years yields three projects for nationals

Thanks to a movement to resurrect science fairs in the region, three Inuksuk High School students will represent the Qikiqtaaluk at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in May, providing $10,000 can be raised. The national fair...

Long-time Nunavut educator critiques territory’s education system in new book

The last time Nunavummiut heard from retired teacher Nick Newbery was at a 2015 ceremony, when he donated 3,600 photographs to the Government of Nunavut. (Those photos remain available for download and use by Nunavummiut.) Now...