Productive truth: On the importance of oral accuracy in Inuit culture - Jaypeetee Arnakak, Louis-Jacques Dorais & Alana Johns
curriculum? What is the role of a traditional story that has been repeated and modified more or less naturally by other story-tellers, each adapting it to their present environmental, social and philosophical conditions? For example, the Kiviuq story allows contextual interpretation. How does the nature of truth manifest itself in Inuit language use? The root for truth is suli- which denotes the idea of producing something. Moreover, since a sulijuq person is one who tries to be right to the best of his/her knowledge (by saying something productive), oral accuracy does not aim for absolute truth but a relation of perspective, so that other perspectives may exist.