New high-school text book for Inuit-specific course launched

A high-school text book – InukKutivut IlukKusivut Our People, Our Culture – to accompany the Labrador Inuit Society and Culture course being offered at schools within Nunatsiavut will be officially launched during a ceremony at Amos Comenius Memorial School in Hopedale this evening. 

“The course has been offered for the past five years in our schools, but this is first year that students actually have a text book to accompany the course,” notes Education and Economic Development Minister Greg Flowers. 

The Labrador Inuit Society and Culture course was developed by the Nunatsiavut Government, in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. The two-credit course satisfies the provincial high-school graduation requirements under the Canadian Studies and Fine Arts requirements, giving students in Nunatsiavut more flexibility when choosing courses. 

The course has been offered in Nunatsiavut schools since 2015, as well as in schools in other parts of Labrador.