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The organization that represents Inuit in Nunavut?is suing the government of Nunavut over the right for students to be educated?in Inuktut.

In a statement of claim filed Wednesday in Iqaluit,?Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI)?claims?the Nunavut government is discriminating against Inuit by not offering education in Inuktut to the same degree as English and Frenchf6d92c36-34c2-4fea-b7bf-94d87577d25e?— despite Inuktitut being the territory’s dominant language.

“So the message to us as Inuktut-speaking Inuit in Nunavut when we’re the public majority is our language doesn’t mean anything, it’s not important, and certainly it’s not as important as English or French,” NTI president Aluki KotierkThe International Olympic Committee try to pull of?told CBC?News on courthouse steps.?

“We’re tried very hard to work with the government to express how it has an impact on who we are and how crucial it is. But consistently, the message has been that the Inuit language is not as important as other languagespolicing unit specifically dedicated to fightin.”

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