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Arctic College and University of Victoria launch Kitkmeot Language Revitalization Program

An award-winning and accessible Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization (CALR) developed by University of Victoria's Department of Linguistics and the Division of Continuing Studies in partnership with the En'owkin Centre will be available through Nunavut College beginning February 2015 in Cambridge Bay.

Developed in partnership with post-secondary institutions and Inuit communities, the CALR program enables individuals concerned with language loss, maintenance, and recovery to develop both knowledge and practical strategies for language revitalization activities in Nunavut and beyond.

Offered in partnership with the Department of Linguistics at the University of Victoria and Nunavut Arctic College, this exciting new program will start Monday, February 16, 2015! Apply by January 16!

Fewer than 400 people still use the Inuinnaqtun language in the Kitikmeot region. This program is designed to strengthen your understanding of the complex context and characteristics of language loss, maintenance, and recovery and develop knowledge and strategies for language revitalization within communities. This program is designed to honour traditional knowledge and practices, to recognize and accommodate the realities and needs of diverse communities, and to provide a foundation for both language revitalization activities and for further study in education, linguistics, or other related areas.

The CALR program has been designed to strengthen understanding of the complex context and characteristics of language loss, maintenance and recovery, while developing knowledge and strategies for language revitalization within communities. This program is also designed to honour traditional knowledge and practices, recognizing and accommodating the realities and needs of Kitikmeot communities. Successful completion of the program will provide a foundation for both language revitalization activities and further study in education, linguistics, or other related areas.

Click here to view more information about the program, or contact:

Jennifer Anderson, Finance Officer/Registrar
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut Arctic College
Phone: 867-983-4111
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Website: www.arcticcollege.ca

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