Celebrating dedication to Inuktut
Katie Kalluk is the first recipient of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s Inuktut Language Award. She received the honour during her graduation ceremony at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit on Tuesday, June 23. The $1,000 award, created as a partnership between QIA and the school, aims to celebrate students dedicated to using Inuktut throughout high school. “I started speaking Inuktut pretty early, when I was in early elementary school,” Kalluk said in a news release from QIA. “I plan to develop my Inuktut skills further in the future.” Kalluk, originally from Resolute Bay, plans to attend the Nunavut Sivuniksavut program in the fall of 2021.