This digital platform is hosted by the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society. We’re an Inuit-led charitable organization that focuses on the priorities of Inuinnait—a distinct regional group of Inuit living in the Central Canadian Arctic. We are reawakening our language, reclaiming our identity, and finding our voices in Inuinnaqtun, so that generations to come will inherit the connection to our ancestors and their knowledge, values, and worldview.
The Inuinnaqtun language—the foundation of our culture—has less than 500 fluent speakers remaining. By most estimates, it is a language that will be extinct in less than two generations.
Our number one priority is the survival of our language and culture. This platform provides courses, educational materials, and key resources to support the learning and retention of Inuinnaqtun language and cultural skills across our communities. We’re working with Inuinnait linguists, Elders, and knowledge holders to develop and share content that is deeply rooted in our values.
If you have any questions about the courses or content in this platform, or suggestions for additional lessons to include, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initial development of this platform was made possible by: