John Duff, a Presbyterian minister and president of the Newfoundland and Labrador district of the Canadian Bible Society, presented the Moravian Church in Labrador with the Inuktitut
Heritage Bible at a ceremony in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland, in January.
The evening ended with Aglukark's signature song, Amazing Grace sung in Inuktitut
, and a long autograph and photo session for as many of the congregation as wanted to talk with her.
By far the most widespread were (and still are) Cree, in the Algonkian group, and Inuktitut
, an Eskaleut language of the Arctic.
Learning Video, from Usqiq Communications Inc.
Delegates saluted the first Inuktitut
translation of the Bible, begun in 1978 and published last year.
She encouraged her community, especially young people, to preserve Inuit values, traditions and the Inuktitut
language, and to stay in school.
Bill 24--The Aboriginal Languages Recognition Act, which recognizes Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inuktitut
, Michif, Ojibway and Oji-Cree as the Aboriginal languages spoken and used in Manitoba.
Its seven key words (inuksuk, nanuq, umiaq, kamik, siku, umimmat, kunik) are also shown in Inuktitut
Oh and by the way, my Inuktitut
and Inuinnaqtun language skills are, I'm embarrassed to say, non-existent.
The image also contains a circle with bear paws, representing carbon neutral footprints and a word in Inuktitut
meaning, "I hear you and I am doing something about it.
One source said the Inuktitut
language programming at one point accounted for 22 per cent of the 25 per cent requirement for Aboriginal language shows.
Media and communications Awards were handed out to Gail Guthrie Valaskakis, an internationally recognized authority on Northern and Aboriginal media and communications in Canada; and Inuit broadcaster Jonah Kelly, who has worked on-air for CBC North for more than 35 years, and contributed to the development of Inuktitut
broadcasting in the North.