The organization that represents Inuit in Nunavut claims the territorial government is discriminating against Inuit, by not offering education in Inuktut to the same degree as English and French.
The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services Kangirsuk reached a red alert level starting Saturday night, after a positive case of COVID-19 was identified in the community of about 500.
Yukon Communicable Disease Control said the case is linked to the Grade 5b class at the school. A COVID-19 case connected to the same class was announced last week Tuesday.
A letter from the Harry Camsell Elementary School's principal, Carolyn Carroll, said contact tracing is underway and exposure notifications have been sent out after some staff and students were exposed to a positive case of COVID-19.