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Inunnguiniq: Caring for children the Inuit way

Laying a good foundation in childhood is regarded as critically important in every aspect of life. The process of socialization and education in early childhood is fundamental to Inunnguiniq, translated as “the making of a human being.” This fact sheet describes the key tenets of Inuit worldview related to Inunnguiniq, the process by which it is taught to children, why it is so critical that Inunnguiniq be revitalized in Inuit communities today, and the potential impact of using it as a foundation for Inuit child development policy and programs.

(also available in Inuktitut )


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