Problems With Inuit Education Include The Fact That Their Schools


The Inuit community values education as crucial for survival, but Western education has led to cultural genocide and barriers for Inuit students in Nunavut. These barriers include lack of academic preparation and the need to relocate, as well as the historical impacts of residential schools. In addition, there is a shortage of Inuit-language teachers in Nunavut and cultural discrimination in schools, leading to poor performance and high dropout rates for Indigenous students. The Covid pandemic has also exacerbated the shortage of teachers, making it even more difficult for Inuit students to access education.

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