QIA’s 4th Annual Inuktitut Language Month
Iqaluit, Nunavut – January 31, 2020 – Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is proud to celebrate Inuktitut Language Month for the fourth year in a row with a variety of events and initiatives.
“Speaking Inuktitut allows Inuit to better connect to our culture and heritage – it provides a window into our history, traditions and ways of thinking,” says QIA president P.J. Akeeagok.
“QIA is proud to celebrate our language and encourage young people to practice and learn expressing themselves in our mother-tongue.”
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 3 – 28, 2020
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 – February 15, 2020 (12:00pm to 3:00pm) Frobisher Hotel; Koojesse Room
The event is hosted in partnership with Inhabit Media and features a book signing with authors of Inuktitut books.
Nunavut Children’s Film Festival – February 15, 2020 (3:00pm to 4:00pm) Frobisher Hotel; Koojesse Room
There will be a viewing of short Inuktitut animations for kids.
Inuktitut song/poem contest – runs from February 3 to 21, 2020 – winner announced February 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 #QIAinuk20. The winner receives $400, second place receives $300, and third place $200.
For more information, please contact:
Sima Sahar Zerehi,
Director of Communications,
Qikiqtani Inuit Association