Dene Kede and Inuuqatigiit
Dene Kede and Inuuqatigiit Curriculum Information and Documents
To respect the worldview and language of the land of the Indigenous people, the Department of Education, Culture, and Employment created two curricula: Dene Kede and Inuuqatigiit. School staff are expected to bring attention to the Indigenous Worldview in all of their teachings. They should use the document appropriate to their school and community.
These curricula are informed by a number of philosophical perspectives or worldviews that shape understanding of Dene and Inuit core concepts as well as the traditions of lifelong learning. Dene Kede and Inuuqatigiit promote meaningful language use. Language is interwoven with culture and heritage through meaningful experiences.
Dene Kede encompasses the language, culture and the way in which five Dene nations view the world. In K to 6, themes are used to reinforce and teach the four concepts central to Dene perspective: the Spiritual World, the Land, the Self, and the People, while Grades 7 to 9 employ a modular approach. The purpose of this curriculum is to present children with the experiences, knowledge, skills and attitudes that will guide them toward becoming capable citizens.
- Dene Kede K-6 (NWT 1993) (Only available in English, the French version should be available in Fall 2022)
- Dene Kede K-6 Teacher Resource Manual (Only available in English)
- Dene Kede Grade 7 (NWT 2003) (Only available in English)
- Dene Kede Grade 8 (NWT 2003) (Only available in English)
- Dene Kede Grade 9 (NWT 2003) (Only available in English)
- Legends and Stories from the Past, By George Blondin (English version)
- Legends and Stories from the Past, By George Blondin (French version)
Inuuqatigiit is a curriculum that focuses on the enhancement and enrichment of Inuit culture, heritage and language. Students will learn about Inuit history, traditions, knowledge, values and beliefs. Inuuqatigiit is based on the philosophy and value system of the Inuit. Inuuqatigiit means Inuit to Inuit, people to people, or family to family. It also implies a unity between people.