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The Inuit-language bible it took 34 years to translate is now available as an app

The Inuit-language bible it took 34 years to translate is now available as an app | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Last week, an Inuktitut option was added to a free bible app published by YouVersion.com, the online publishing arm of an Oklahoma-based megachurch
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"Plugging Inuktitut into the app took a bit longer than usual owing to the language’s unique alphabet, according to a report by the Iqaluit-based Nunatsiaq News. Inuktitut is one of 245 languages offered by the app."

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The Inuktitut Bible application can be downloaded for free on a number of devices, including computers, iPads, iPhones, iPods and android phones.

However, the app won’t work on older Blackberry smartphones, but it will work on computers and laptops...."

http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674app_developed_for_inuktitut_bible_download/

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New Ottawa Amaujaq National Centre for Inuit Education school plans Inuktitut standardization

New Ottawa Amaujaq National Centre for Inuit Education school plans Inuktitut standardization | Inuit Nunangat Stories | Scoop.it
Inuit education is about to undergo a sea change, including the standardization of Inuktitut writing, as the group tackling the challenge opened their home base in Ottawa Tuesday.
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"....“Standardization of the Inuit writing system is not as easy as it sounds,” said national Inuit leader Terry Audla, president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, which represents Canada’s four Inuit regions. “In communities impacted by the resource boom, there are shortages of qualified workers. Too many young people are not graduating. We know that we have to educate our way to prosperity.” Audla spoke at the opening of the Amaujaq National Centre for Inuit Education, a new Ottawa-based group tasked with putting to practice a list of 10 recommendations to improve Inuit education drawn up in 2008 under the National Strategy on Inuit Education...." Related Links: Inuit health group is giving voice and vocabulary to sex terms in Inuktitut - Suicide drives high death rates among Inuit kids -

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