Living Literacies: Ulukhaktok Literacies Research Project - Nunavut Knowledge Exchange (2009)

This PowerPoint-style presentation examines the concept of “living literacies” by focusing on the small community of Ulukhaktok in the Northwest Territories. The authors discuss the ways Northern people engage with the world, including dancing, speaking, singing, sewing, drawing, carving and travelling. They say that those ways are living literacies: skilled practices that are learned through experience and which combine knowledge and experience.

The authors compare Western literacy practices with those of the people of Ulukhaktok. Western literacy practices are alphabetic and print-based; linguistic; and independent of context. Ulukhaktok living literacies are pattern-based, multi-modal, and context dependent.

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2010-06-07
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NWT Literacy Council. Living Literacies: Ulukhaktok Literacies Research Project - Nunavut Knowledge Exchange 2009. Web. 23 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwt/living_literacies/living_literacies.pdf>
NWT Literacy Council (2009). Living Literacies: Ulukhaktok Literacies Research Project - Nunavut Knowledge Exchange. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/nwt/living_literacies/living_literacies.pdf
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