Within the provisions of the United Nations declaration, there is so much hope and promise for social equity for our people in the provisions where they're talking about our rights for governance, democratic processes, our health and our education, and our language. We still live in a country where we're trying to get back to self-determination and also trying to create social equity in our communities across a number of those fronts.
We would imagine that full implementation of the declaration would demand that we work systematically to allow for our rights to be fully exercised in this country. That's a very large undertaking and is one that I've characterized as the final step in building Canada because of the vast social inequity that exists in Inuit Nunangat and within the Inuit Nunangat Inuit-specific population, which has a life expectancy of 10 years less than Canadians. Our median income is $70,000 less than those who work in Inuit Nunangat and are not Inuit. In terms of our educational attainment and our lack of Inuktut, the language of instruction in the K-to-12 system, which ends at grade 4 at the very best.
These are all things that we hope to work on with this government to show the rest of the world that Canada is serious about the implementation of the declaration in this country.