Three months ago, the 40,000 speakers of Eastern Arctic Canadian Inuktitut received the full Bible in their own language. This is the first time a Canadian translation of the whole Bible was carried out entirely by native speakers. It’s been celebrated enthusiastically by the community – and for Day 3 of our ’30 Days of Prayer’ for Translation, on September 3, we gave thanks for this and prayed that it will continue to be embraced warmly.
“The development of an indigenous theology needs indigenous language…it’s critical for the spiritual wellbeing… to be able to use the scriptures in their own language”
– Rt. Rev Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop, Anglican Church of Canada
See the embrace of this exciting new translation in the video of the launch here from the Canadian Bible Society.