About the Department
The Department of Cultural and Heritage was established to provide leadership within the Government of Nunavut in the development and implementation of
policies, programs and services aimed at strengthening the culture, language, heritage and physical activity of Nunavummiut. It serves the public and the Government of Nunavut
with headquarters based in Iqaluit, Baker Lake, Igloolik, and Kugluktuk. Cultural and Heritage will achieve its mission through: providing leadership within the
government by means of the promotion of Inuit Societal Values through the application of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit approaches to work; promoting the use of Inuit language in the
workplace and throughout the territory; promoting access to information and resource materials in Nunavut's official languages in all communities; enhancing public library
services across Nunavut; assisting non-profit, community based individuals and organizations in cultural, language and heritage activities; promoting healthy active living by
supporting amateur sport and local recreational opportunities in communities, and encouraging ongoing dialogue between Elders and youth and the government.
February 17 – 28, 2014
Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq is twelve days of celebration of how important Inuktut is to our families, schools and, communities.
This year’s theme is Uqausiqput piqqusittinnut sangijjutauvuq (“our language keeps our culture strong”).
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Language Week Resources
Let’s learn and teach. Let’s sing and tell stories. Let’s take action. Plan your activities to celebrate Inuktut and keep our culture strong.
Check out our website soon for updates and more resources.
For more information, please contact Tocasie Burke, Manager of Inuktut Affairs, at (867) 975-5528, firstname.lastname@example.org.