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Inuvialuit Working with ITK to Help Preserve Language

Albert Elias greeted by the Prince of Wales.

As board members of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami's (ITK) Atausiq Inuktut Titirausiq Task Group, Beverly Amos and Albert Elias were in Wales this week to look at ways of preserving the language.

Members of the national Inuit advocacy organization were invited by the Prince of Wales himself after hearing of their efforts to revitalize Inuktitut by creating a unified writing method for Inuit across Canada's Eastern Arctic, reported CBC News

The traditional language of Wales - Welsh - is at risk of being lost. But efforts by the country to make it a mandatory language class up to grade 10 has improved the situation - something the Inuit hope to learn from.