Council of the Federation
Strengthening Inuit societal values is achieved through lifelong learning that recognizes the value of teaching and learning in the home,
community and workplace. That learning is focused on sharing knowledge between elders, youth, parents, teachers and students.
Like all Canadians, Nunavummiut believe that strong literacy skills are the building blocks for development of a vibrant society and economy.
In 2004, the Premiers created the Council of the Federation Literacy Award medallion to bring annual recognition to achievements in literacy in
every province and territory.
By developing strong language skills, Nunavummiut will continue to preserve their unique culture, using Inuit societal values to help build
Nunavut’s expanding economy.
Encouraging and improving literacy is part of continuing learning. Literacy skills include promoting use of Inuktitut and other languages in a
variety of ways: reading, writing, speaking, understanding, interpreting, translating, developing thinking skills, using computers, working with
numbers and helping others with language.
2013 Council of the Federation Literacy Award Nunavut
The 2013 Council of the Federation of Literacy Award will honor the achievements of an adult learner who has worked to promote their language and supported, encouraged and shared with others ways to strengthen their language skills.
He or she could be a student, a teacher, a community volunteer, an elder, or a co-worker who has helped and inspired others in a literacy program in the last two years.
The winning nominee will be recognized with an inscribed medallion and certificate from Premier Eva Aariak..
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2012: Annie Neglak
2011: Louise Flaherty
2010: Elisapee Flaherty
2009: Catherine Quluaq Pilakapsi
Executive & Intergovernmental Affairs Government of Nunavut