‘We’re still here’: MP Idlout on bringing Inuktitut to the House
Governor General Mary Simon's use of Inuktitut during last month's Throne Speech was a historic first, and new Nunavut MP Lori Idlout is making efforts of her own to incorporate her mother tongue into her work.
NDP MP Lori Idlout, pictured outside the House of Commons Chamber in the West Block building on Nov. 25. Along with speaking Inuktitut in her riding and in the House, Ms. Idlout requested that the sign for her MP office in the Justice Building in Ottawa include English, French, and Inuktitut, and has asked that her name also be shown in syllabics, both on ParlVu and in Hansard, when she rises to speak in the House. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade