Nunavut faces uphill climb to preserve Inuktitut language

APTN National News
For those living outside of Nunavut the Indigenous Inuktitut language seems to be thriving.

Most people in Nunavut call it their mother tongue and most still speak it at home.

But for Inuit, whose culture and identity are tied to language, the writing may be on the wall for Inuktitut – the wall of the office building where the language commissioner works.

APTN’s Kent Driscoll explains.

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.