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Bill 25 won’t uphold Inuit language rights, Nunavut education board says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201922 Views

Coalition crafts Inuktut instruction reforms that mirror French education laws

Nov 15, 2019

A Nunavut education group is calling out a “huge inequality” between language groups in Nunavut’s current education act, and saying a proposed amendment won’t improve the situation.

In preparation for coming public hearings on Bill 25, an act to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act, the Coalition of Nunavut District Education Authorities worked with lawyers to create its own proposed changes to Nunavut’s existing education act, which has been in place since 2008.

Those suggested amendments mirror existing legislation used in Nunavut for French language education.

“If the government is not going to deal with this language imbalance, and if Bill 25 won’t address the language concerns then here is something they could consider weighing as they consider what is the best way to address education in Nunavut,” said James Arreak, interim executive director for the coalition.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nunavut-education-bill-french-language-1.5359960

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