Federal legislation should recognize Inuktut as official language in Inuit Nunangat: ITK – Nunatsiaq.com

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July 06, 2018

“The idea is to close the gap”

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami hopes that new federal legislation will put Inuktut speakers and learners across the country on more equal footing with each other, as well as with Canada’s other official-language speakers.

The federal Department of Canadian Heritage is hosting the last few months of consultation with groups before officials sit down to draft its Indigenous Language Act, which Ottawa says should be introduced this fall.

The legislation was first announced in December 2016 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who pledged to table a bill within his government’s mandate.

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