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Inuit Education: A changing present, an uncertain future

While Inuit parents were being moved from igloos to houses in the 1950s, their children were being assimilated into the Canadian education system. In the worst cases, children were taken from their families, harshly disciplined and stripped of their culture. Only over the past 25 years have the Inuit been permitted a voice to speak out about how their children are educated. After so many years of feeling marginalized by formal education, the Inuit today are a people trying to correct the damage.

Young Inuit talk about the challenges they face today.

Medium: Radio
Program: Ideas Network
Broadcast Date: Jan. 29, 1969
Reporter: James Anderson
Duration: 3:56

Last updated: January 9, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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