Adapted from the CBC website
For 23 years, Dorothy Arey was
a CBC radio announcer-operator.
She worked in a town called Inuvik,
which is in the western Canadian Arctic,
in Canada’s North.
Arey helped people keep in touch.
The main language in Inuvik is English.
But Arey was a champion
of her own language, Inuvialuktun.
Only about 400 people
still speak Inuvialuktun.
Some people in the area
also speak Gwich’in.
The CBC broadcasts an hour a day
in these two local languages.
Radio programs in their own language
help people feel connected.
They hear what’s happening
in the community.
The Westcoast Reader wishes all mothers
a happy Mother’s Day!