NV appeals court of justice’s decision to allow NTI lawsuit to proceed

The Government of Nunavut has filed to appeal the Nunavut Court of Justice’s decision to allow the Inuktut Education Discrimination lawsuit to proceed to trial. The lawsuit, which was filed against NV by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc in October 2021, asserts that the territorial government is discriminating against Inuit by not providing fully Inuktut education in the curriculum. NV’s appeal reportedly argues that the section of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms referenced in NTI’s lawsuit “does not include within its scope … language of instruction rights.” NTI has issued a statement asserting that it is “pursuing all avenues to end the discrimination of Inuit students” in the territory’s education system.

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