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Inuit exert language rights at Montreal conference with Inuktut-only panel

“The name of it is Inuit Studies Conference so it makes sense … that we wanted to use an Inuit language”

A Montreal hotel conference room was abuzz on Thursday, Oct. 3, as people attending the 21st annual Inuit Studies Conference streamed in to hear two Inuit leaders talk about why speaking Inuktut in Nunavut is a human right and how that right is casually denied. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk and Louis Tapardjuk, a…

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