Language

The Inuvialuit belong to three linguistic groups. Collectively the three dialects they speak are known as the Inuvialuktun language:

Uummarmiutun Siglitun Kangiryuarmiutun
Hello Aatituu Aaqana Haluuqqagin
Goodbye Ilaatnilu Ilannilu Ilaanilu
Good Morning Uvlaami Ublaami Ublaami
Thank You Quyanaq Quyanainni Quana
You're Welcome Amiunniin Amiunniin Amiunniin
How Are You? Qanuqitpit? Qanuritpit? Qanuritpin?
I'm Fine Nakuur̂unga Nakuuyunga Nammaktunga
Yes Ii Ii Hii
No Naagga Naaggai Imannaq
That's All! Taima! Taima! Taima!

Unfortunately, Inuvialuktun is classified as an endangered language because it is spoken by fewer than 50% of the population, many of whom are elders.

The Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre was opened in May 1998. Together with the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation it has supported several oral history projects. Its mandate includes: