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Nominations Call for Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit Board Members

11 February 2022

News Release

Nominations Call for Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit Board Members

IQALUIT, Nunavut (February 11, 2022) - The Honourable Joanna Quassa, Minister of Languages, is seeking two individuals to serve on the Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit (IUT) Board of Directors.

“IUT is looking for individuals with significant knowledge and expertise in the Inuit Language, particularly with expertise in the Sanikiluaq dialect and with expertise in Inuinnaqtun,” said Minister Quassa. “These additions to the team will help increase capacity and provide support to the implementation of IUT’s mandate.”

IUT is responsible for making decisions about language use, development, and standardization. They also make recommendations to the public and organizations, as well as creating directives with which the Government of Nunavut must adhere to.  

Interested individuals must have:

  • Excellent fluency in Inuktut;
  • Traditional or academic expertise concerning the history, diversity, status, use, teaching, development or needs of the Inuit Language, or the willingness and ability to consider and apply such expertise; 
  • Personal knowledge concerning more than one regional variant or dialect of the Inuit Language or the willingness to consider and respond to such knowledge, and
  • The capacity to assist the IUT in performing its duties and exercising its powers.

Deadline for public nominations and organizations is February 24, 2022. For more information or to request a nomination forms, please visit www.Taiguusiliuqtiit.ca, or contact 867-975-5545, toll-free line at 1-855-232-1852 or by email at IUT@gov.nu.ca

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Media Contact:

Eileen Kilabuk
Executive Director
Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit
(867) 975-5547
1-587-340-4218
ekilabuk2@gov.nu.ca