The school systems being developed in our communities are carefully designing a curriculum that will enable today’s students to obtain a "modern" education as well as an appreciation for our unique culture and heritage. Language training in Inuktitut is essential. It is critical to place language within programs that use our own Inuit knowledge about the land and resources, to honour our history, values and customs and respect the importance of traditional skills. Inuit, therefore, have three types of educational opportunities. There is the formal school, our family and elders, and the land. Each has something essential to offer our children as they face the difficult but challenging tasks that lie ahead.
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