Iqaluit, Nunavut – February 12, 2018 – Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is proud to celebrate Inuktitut Language Month with a variety of events and initiatives.
“Inuktitut is key to preserving our culture and identity as Inuit,” says QIA president P.J. Akeeagok.
“QIA wants to celebrate our language and encourage young people to keep it alive.”
As part of Inuktitut Language Month QIA is launching a campaign to promote and celebrate our language.
Inuktitut Language Month activities include:
QIA Book showcase – February 12 – 28
Each day in February QIA will introduce a different Inuktitut book published by Inhabit Media with the help of QIA funds on our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). In addition, we will also share free digital download links for each book.
Book signing with authors – Feb. 25 (1pm to 3:30pm) Frobisher Hotel; Koojesse Room
The event is hosted in partnership with Inhabit Media and features a book signing with authors of Inuktitut books.
Inuktitut song/poem contest – runs from Feb. 12 to 23 – winner announced Feb. 28
Participants are asked to share an original short song or poem (50 words or less) with QIA on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) using the hashtag #QIAinuk. The winners wins $400, second place receives $300, and third place $200.
For more information, please contact:
Sima Sahar Zerehi, Director of Communications, Qikiqtani Inuit Association