Empowering Inuit Voices Within a Global Context: Decolonizing Second Language Learning in Nunavik

Published: 28 November 2023

This research study conducted by an Inuit researcher explores how colonized Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities decolonized their ESL education. Notably, the examination reveals a significant absence of studies addressing this issue within the Inuit context. Recognizing this gap, the researcher develops a framework for decolonization based on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, Inuit traditional knowledge.

To unravel the process of decolonization, a comprehensive understanding of the historical colonization of Nunavik is presented, alongside an exploration of its lingering impacts today. Subsequently, the study offers recommendations for adapting decolonization strategies for the Inuit context and proposes practical pedagogical applications.

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