DHSD Events in Makkovik

The Department of Health and Social Development office in Makkovik hosts a community supper once a month.

Linda Pottle is the team leader for DHSD Makkovik.

Pottle says that the community supper will be held at the town hall on May 31st, 2017.

She adds that there will be an educational presentation made by a representative from Labrador Grenfell Health, (LGH).

Murrie Walters is a counsellor with LGH and he will be presenting information on anxiety.

Pottle says that this Month’s theme is based on mental health.

Everyone is welcome to attend the supper that will serve a variety of dishes and some door prizes.

In other DHSD news, the next senior’s supper in Makkovik will be held on June 1st.

Full-Time Radio Producer Wanted Immediately

The OKâlaKatiget Society has an immediate job opening for a Radio Producer.

Under the supervision of the Senior Producer, the Radio Producer prepares new and current affairs items for daily broadcast on the Society’s radio network.

The job position is open until filled.

Preferences will be given to Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.

Please note, an employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal
Records Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the OKâlaKatiget Society.

For more information, you can contact Arlene Ikkusek at the OK Society office at 922-2955 or email arlene.ikkusek@oksociety.com

Bench making at the community shed

There will be an inside bench making Workshop at the Nain Community Shed.

The workshop will be held on May 29th, 30th and 31st from 1 to 6pm.

If you can only make it for part of the workshop that is fine too.

No experience necessary, tools, and training will be provided.

The community shed is located in the old fire hall, next to the Northern.

If you would like to participate call Neil Hawkes at 922 2942 ext. 280.

Archaeology Update with Jamie Brake (Audio)

The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society made an announcement about the Community collections Archaeological research project.

Jamie Brake is the Archaeologist for Nunatsiavut government.

He says the collections were from Carol Brice-Bennett.

And they are at the Labrador Institute.

Brake says they will be hiring students again this summer from Nunatsiavut.

To hear Brake give you more information on the research project, click here.

NEC Open House: Part 4 (Audio)

The Nunatsiavut Executive Council held an Open House for the public of Nain on May 15, 2017 at the Nunatsiavut Government Boardroom in Nain.

All of the Ministers were in attendance as well as some of their Deputy Ministers.

There were quite a lot of questions asked and concerns raised during the question and answer period.

To hear Part 4 of the Nunatsiavut Executive Council Open House, click here.

DHSD Events in Makkovik

The Department of Health and Social Development office in Makkovik hosts a community supper once a month.

Linda Pottle is the team leader for DHSD Makkovik.

Pottle says that the community supper will be held at the town hall on May 31st, 2017.

She adds that there will be an educational presentation made by a representative from Labrador Grenfell Health, (LGH).

Murrie Walters is a counsellor with LGH and he will be presenting information on anxiety.

Pottle says that this Month’s theme is based on mental health.

Everyone is welcome to attend the supper that will serve a variety of dishes and some door prizes.

In other DHSD news, the next senior’s supper in Makkovik will be held on June 1st.

Full-Time Radio Producer Wanted Immediately

The OKâlaKatiget Society has an immediate job opening for a Radio Producer.

Under the supervision of the Senior Producer, the Radio Producer prepares new and current affairs items for daily broadcast on the Society’s radio network.

The job position is open until filled.

Preferences will be given to Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement.

Please note, an employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Criminal

Records Search, Vulnerable Sector Screening that is acceptable to the OKâlaKatiget Society.

For more information, you can contact the OK Society office at 922-2955.

Contest winner

OK Society had a Name the New Show contest that ran until May 12, 2017.

The name had to be an Inuktitut name.

There were a lot of great name suggestions and after reviewing the submissions we have decided to select “Ilonnata” meaning “All of us”.

The winner of the entry was Elsie Wolfrey from Rigolet who has won herself an Ipod Touch.

Thank you to everyone who had entered the contest.

Household Food Security Survey results released

The findings of a survey conducted in each of the five Labrador Inuit communities will help enable the Nunatsiavut Government to make informed decisions in its attempt to address concerns over food insecurity, says Nunatsiavut Minister of Health and Social Development, Greg Flowers.

The survey asked respondents a wide-range of questions about the household’s ability to afford food, as well as experiences with food over a one-month period.

Households were then classified as ‘food secure’, ‘marginally food insecure’, ‘moderately food insecure’ or ‘severely food insecure’.

A total of 537 (of a possible 722) households were surveyed in the region.

Data from all five communities was combined to determine an updated regional prevalence of food insecurity.

A total of 61.1 per cent of households in Nunatsiavut were found to be food insecure -experiencing worry about or difficulty in accessing food on a regular basis.

The prevalence of household food insecurity was also reported for each individual community, as noted
below:
79.4 per cent in Nain
83.1 per cent in Hopedale
35.1 per cent in Makkovik
39.6 per cent in Postville
21.6 per cent in Rigolet.

“The results confirm the seriousness of food insecurity in Nunatsiavut communities,” notes Minister Flowers.

In response to these results a regional food security coordinator has been hired to work collaboratively with Nunatsiavut Government departments and Labrador Inuit communities to improve food security.

Community-specific food security committees have been established and a regional food security strategy will be put in place, aimed at addressing high rates of household food insecurity in the region.

Nunatsiavut Executive Council Open House: Part 3 (Audio)

The Nunatsiavut Executive Council recently held an Open House at the Nunatsiavut Government Boardroom in Nain.

All of the Ministers were in attendance as well as some of their Deputy Ministers.

Each of the Ministers briefly updated the public on each of their departments.

Some beneficiaries asked quite a few questions and raised some of their concerns to the ministers.

To hear Part 3 of the Nunatsiavut Executive Council Open House, click here.