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The launch of the first edition of Pirurvik's manual for the Reclaiming the Whole Man program! Leena presented copies to Iqaluit Angutiit Ikajuqatigiit – the Iqaluit Men’s Support Group who have played an instrumental role in the training provided to our first cohort of participants.



Pirurvik is celebrating 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages as well as Nunavut’s Inuktut Language Month!

Through Facebook and our website, we will be showcasing Inuktut Learning in Action with images and posts from language courses underway at the Pirurvik Centre. Check out more Inuktut Learning in Action as new classes kickstart in the weeks ahead.


ᐅᖅᑲᕆᑦᓴᐅᑎᑦ: Uqqaritsautit

This is an opportunity to explore the world of traditional Inuktut terminology. Led by our Elder instructors, this course delves into the rich meanings of traditional terms while considering how these terms can be revitalized for life in our modern communities.


ᑲᔪᓯᕕᒃ: Kajusivik

This is the level 2 course in our Aunnairvik program designed for Inuit who are improving their second language skills in Inuktut. Here the class works on sharpening their skills in the ICI writing system.

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ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ: Pigiarvik

The starting place for new beginners of Inuktut. After the kickstart, only Inuktut is spoken in class to create an immersion-like enviroment for students.


ᐊᓪᓗᕐᕕᒃ: Allurvik

Allurvik means 'the next step'. It is the Level 2 course in our Foundations program as new beginners get more confident in their Inuktut skills, including reading and writing in qaniujaaqpait (syllabics).


ᐊᑦᑕᕕᒃ | Attavik

Attavik is the level 1 course in our Aunniarvik program for Inuit improving their Inuktut second language skills. In this course we re-enforce the basics of Inuktut, including vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and reading and writing in qaliujaaqpait.


Pigiarvik and Allurvik students testing their Inuktut skills with the Uqqaritsautit class.


Nunavut Housing Corporation staff taking Pigiarvik – Pirurvik classes in action.