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Makigiaqta Invests $12.4 Million in Inuktut Teacher Training

15 September 2021

(September 14, 2021 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)  The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation (MITC) approved a $12.4 Million partnership with the Government of Nunavut and the Nunavut Arctic College to increase Inuktut within Nunavut schools through strengthening Inuktut teacher training.   “NTI is a strong supporter of Inuktut education, revitalization, and culture. Educating our children in our first language is a necessary step to increasing the achievement rates of Nunavut Inuit in schools,” said Aluki Kotierk, MITC Chair.   “The Government of Nunavut is committed to working towards a bilingual education system in Nunavut. This is a milestone that is a direct result of the various levels of representation taking action on their commitment to strengthen learning in Inuktut. This is a…

we invite you to view Piruqatigiit’s new website!

15 October 2020

The website is now easier to use and was beautifully designed by Katittut. It features illustrations by Atiigo Media and Arviat artist Charlotte Karetak. All parts of the site are available in English and Inuktitut. We have also included some basic FASD information (under the ‘Learn’ heading) and some videos (more videos to come soon!). This website will link directly to our training courses once they are available (we are getting close!). We see the website as an entry point on the continuum of FASD training and knowledge acquisition for Nunavummiut. A big thank you to Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation for the funding to develop this website and to continue making FASD information more accessible to Nunavummiut. We are so grateful. www.piruqatigiit.ca

Creating Employment Opportunities for Inuit Through Inuktut Skills

27 March 2019

(March  27, 2019 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) On the eve of the 20th anniversary of Nunavut’s creation, Inuit are investing more than $5.4 million over three years in accredited Inuktut language training through the Pirurvik Centre. “Inuit are proud to invest in the Pirurvik Centre to meet the tremendous need among Nunavut’s employers for employees with strong Inuktut skills, to increase the pool of certified Inuktut language instructors and for the delivery of programs to enable more Inuit to acquire and develop the necessary competencies to work professionally in Inuktut,” said Makigiaqta Chair Aluki Kotierk. Working with Elders and Inuktut language teachers from across Nunavut, Pirurvik will develop three Inuktut certificate programs and deliver the following outcomes: Increased access to adult…

Makigiaqta Release Long-Term Strategic Plan

18 September 2017

The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation’s Board of Directors met in Iqaluit and approved the long-term strategic plan. Makigiaqta’s strategic plan has four  priority areas, including early learning systems, wrap around support for success in education, foundational skills development opportunities for adults, and advanced training and post-secondary opportunities for employment in key sectors. “The development and adoption of Makigiaqta’s long-term strategy is a solid example of how Nunavut Inuit and our government partners are working together on special initiatives to provide opportunities for Inuit to develop skills to qualify and prepare for employment. Makigiaqta has started investing in our priority areas and has laid the groundwork for long term investment in skills development for Inuit  said Kotierk. “The Government of Nunavut is a…