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This is the way we were told ..." : Multiple literacies in Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories




This led to the question: What constitutes literacy in the community of Ulukhaktok from the perspective of the people who live there? [...] Paradoxically, the community has the highest proportion of those fifteen years of age and older able to speak one of the Inuktitut languages in the NWT and the sharpest decline in the number of speakers between 1989 and 1999 (NWT Bureau of Statistics, 1999). [...] Recently, the research team received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada for the second stage of the project, extending the research to 2010. [...] The project has enjoyed broad-based support from a variety of organizations that have recognized the value of the research to themselves, as well as to a more global community: • Community of Ulukhaktok and Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre – The desired purpose and value of the project for Ulukhaktok people, as well as the Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre, is to document knowledge and ways o [...] This pilot interview confirmed that the literacy processes and practices are embedded in people’s everyday lives, and that the description of those lives in the life histories would give us the context we needed to make sense of literacy in Ulukhaktok.



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