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2016/17 Inuit Studies


About the Program

Inuit Studies emphasizes more traditional aspects of language and culture that are being lost in the modern world and explores these in relation to the contemporary situation of the Inuit. The social, economic and political conditions of the Inuit will also be studied, and will lead to an increased awareness of unique and important aspects of Inuit language and culture. The majority of courses in Inuit Studies are delivered in Inuktitut. Students successfully completing this option will be fully fluent and literate in Inuktitut and will have syllabic keyboarding skills.

Length of Program

Two years; full time


Nunatta Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 English
  • General Educational Development equivalent
  • NAC Entrance Assessment
  • Letter of interest
  • Oral fluency in Inuktitut and English

NAC will provide a remediation pathway for students who do not meet the entrance requirements. This may include:

  • Inuktitut and English upgrading in both oral and written contexts
  • Academic writing
  • Research and computer course

Tutors, counsellors and elder(s) in residence will support all students pre-entry and throughout the program.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by June 12, 2016.

Do you need financial assistance? You may be eligible for the Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) and Adult Learning and Training Support (ALTS) programs. The deadline for FANS and ALTS applications is July 15.

For more information on how to apply, visit your local campus or Community Learning Centre. You can also e-mail the Registrar's Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone toll-free: at 1-866-979-7222.

Record of Achievement

Inuit Studies Diploma, Nunavut Arctic College

Credit Transfer Opportunities

Not applicable

Employment Opportunities

Completion of this program will better position graduates to be self-aware, mature, wiser Inuk (Inukness) and find employment in the following roles:

  • Office administrator
  • Community liaison
  • IQ coordinators
  • Policy analyst
  • Policy advisor
  • Inuit researcher
  • Cultural instructor at the elementary and high school levels
  • Language and cultural specialist
  • Activist
  • Change agent
  • Advocate
  • Program developer
  • Cultural and heritage interpreter
  • Politician

Course Outline

Click here to download course outline for this program (PDF).

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