Students practice Inuktitut language skills through Let’s Read Together program

Shelby Angalik is working with Connected North to offer a reading program called ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᓗ or “Let’s Read Together” to students in Nunavut schools. CBC reports that Angalik visits classrooms in Nunavut to help students build their Inuktitut language skills by reading to them and sharing Inuktitut and Inuit culture. “Just to make sure that Inuit have connections to our language, to Inuktitut in the classrooms, because all different schools, different towns, different grades — they all have different levels of Inuktitut,” said Angalik. “So the most important part is the connection.” Angalik noted that the best way to learn a language and to keep it up is through speaking to others in the community, even if it feels uncomfortable at first.