Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami – Canada’s National Inuit Organization | Representing four Inuit regions – Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the NWT.

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Before he became Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker won the hearts of Canadian voters with a speech pledging to open the Canadian North and implement a “Northern Vision.” Under his leadership, the federal government’s Northern Affairs Department created Inuktitut Magazine in 1959.

This issue of Inuktitut is dedicated to its founding editor, Professor Robert Williamson, who passed away on February 12, 2012.  (archival images)

Our feature article by Zebedee Nungak provides a glimpse of more than five decades of Inuktitut, and our photo spread presents some of the magazine’s greatest images.

Kevin Kablutsiak writes about Inuit writing systems, a particularly sensitive issue for Inuit in Canada. The views of the author are not necessarily the views of Inuktitut. Please weigh in with your own opinion.

Patricia D’Souza reports on ITK’s anniversary conference From Eskimo to Inuit in 40 Years. This article will inspire you with colorful anecdotes from participants such as Nellie Cournoyea, the Honourable Paul Martin, Nunavut Sivuniksavut student Randy Kataluk, Cathy Towtongie, and Jim Lyall, to name a few.

In Taima, Mary Simon discusses the role that parents and other family members play in transforming education systems throughout Inuit Nunangat.

Finally, we’ve posted the past five decades of issues online. (use the ‘Back Issues’ or “Cover Browser’ links above to find magazines). Let’s all look forward to another half century of Inuktitut.

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