‘A Darker Side Of Inuit Culture’

“In the 2019-2020 school year, there were more than 1,000 violent incidents in Nunavut’s schools. Of those, 971 were student-on-student incidents, 110 were incidents where students were alleged to have assaulted staff, and 12 were where staff were alleged to have assaulted students… 

“‘CBC News’ obtained the statistics from the pandemic-shortened school year through multiple access to information requests over the last 18 months. The undertaking marks the first time the government of Nunavut has compiled such statistics on school violence, despite the Department of Education’s claims that such incidents are tracked and reported…

“While there is no national average to compare Nunavut’s numbers against, the territory’s representative for children and youth, Jane Bates, said when you consider Nunavut’s 60% absenteeism rate, the numbers are “exceedingly high“…

Something needs to change“,
said John Fanjoy, the president of Nunavut’s Teachers Association.
When we calculated the numbers and we looked at the amount of days that students are in school, we’re talking about numerous violent incidents happening across the territory in our schools each and every day.”

We’re noticing one of the reasons why teachers a’re leaving the teaching profession in Nunavut is because of this stress of dealing with violent incidents at work.”

–‘Nunavut schools had 1,000 violent incidents last year, CBC investigation reveals’,
Nick Murray, CBC News, Feb. 22, 2021

School bus at the Nakasuk Elementary School in Iqaluit in a March 30, 2009, file photo. (Nathan Denette – Canadian Press)

“In Nunavut, rates of child abuse are 10 times higher than in the rest of Canada, according to an Iqaluit-based child advocacy group, the ‘Umingmak Centre’. The centre opened last year to bring together social workers, law enforcement and health professionals who are responding to disclosures of child abuse. Around the same time, Nunavut’s ‘RCMP V Division’ launched a special investigation unit for child-related cases…”

–‘Long-time Inuk social worker says abuse is normalized in Nunavut households’,
Beth Brown, CBC News, Nov. 06, 2020
From the Northwest Territories:
Time for Accountability’ (Assault Epidemic) {Jan.22, 2021}:
So, it seems that the Inuit in the Northwest Territories have a ‘physical and sexual assault’ epidemic and, of course, it’s being presented as “an example of how the legacies of the residential school system and colonialism continue to impact the lives of ‘Indigenous’ people today”.
Without accountability, their lives won’t improve.
Providing them with excuses just undermines accountability…

   “More than half of women and men in the territories have experienced at least one sexual or physical assault since age 15, according to a ‘Statistics Canada’ report released this week…

See also:
The Genocide of the Dorset’:
“The Thule (ancestors of today’s Inuit), originally from Siberia, were gradually expanding across the Arctic, displacing the older, aboriginal Dorset {see below} people. By roughly 1200 AD, the Dorset had vanished, killed off in warfare with the Thule… Inuit oral traditions tell of how the Dorset were a gentle people without bows and arrows, and thus easy to kill and drive away…”


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