Combined Councils Holds AGM (Audio)

The Combined Councils of Labrador held their 46th Annual General Meeting in Happy Valley- Goose Bay, NL recently.

The AGM was held on February 7- 10th.

Trent O’Brien is the President.

He says the issues they talked about were transportation, airlines, the Nain airstrip, health and other issues.

O’Brien says there was a good turnout of delegates.

To hear O’Brien talk about the issues the Combined Councils of Labrador dealt with, click HERE

B & J Tournament Starts Today

The 17th Annual Bernard and Jeffrey Webb Memorial hockey tournament will go ahead tonight at the Nain Husky Centre.

The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm.

There will be four teams in this year’s tournament, with a possibility of a fifth being added.

Right now the teams registered are team Ice Bubbles, Other Guys, the Harris Team, a Midget team, and possibly the Gracie Team.

During the tournament, there will be a number of food items being sold, so come out and enjoy some exciting hockey and good food.

Public Legal Info Empowering Families and Communities Navigating the Child Protection System

The Public Legal Information Association is hosting information sharing circles about the child protection system, terminology, parent’s rights and the court process.

This will be happening on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in the Parks Canada Pulâpvik Room.

At 11:00 am, they’ll be having a session for community support workers and service providers.

And at 6:00 pm, they’ll have another session for parents, families and community members.

Please note that this is a FREE event.

RSVP’s are appreciated, but not required.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please advise the organizers of any dietary restrictions or accessibility needs.

For more information, you can contact Caitlin at: outreach@publiclegalinfo.com.

Nain Moravian Church Ringing in Its 247th Anniversary

The Nain Moravian Church will be celebrating its 247th Anniversary on Monday, February 19, 2018.

The Moravian Church was established in 1771.

On this day, February 19th, the first Inuk was baptized in 1776.

His name was Kimmingusi, and he was baptized Peter.

The Moravian Church and the town celebrate this day annually.

As the Nain Congregation celebrates the morning service, the Nain Choir sings “Ahak, Ahak Gudibta Iglunga” as the second bell is ringing.

The Church services are held at 10 am, the lovefeast takes place at 3 pm, and the closing service goes at 5 pm.

The OKalâKatiget Society will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of the Moravian Church anniversary.

No IlinniaKatigennik Next Week

There will be no IlinniaKatigennik show next week on February 20, 2018, due to the Moravian Church holiday.

IlinniaKatigennik will be on the air again on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018.

Meanwhile, if anyone would like to tell stories in Inuktitut, we would be happy to record anyone who is interested.

Local listeners can reach us at 922-2955.

Out of town listeners can call us toll free at 1-855-922-2955.

Inuit Woman of the Year 2017 Nomination Deadline Today

The Nunatsiavut Government Status of Women office will be honoring a Labrador Inuit Woman with a 2017 Inuit Woman of the Year Award.

There is no set criteria for this award; it is open for anyone to nominate a Labrador Inuit Woman who they feel deserves to be recognized as Inuit Woman of the Year 2017.

Applications are available at your local Nunatsiavut Government office, or contact Tracy for a form at: tracy.evans-rice@nunatsiavut.com, or call toll-free at 1-855-923-2368.

The extended deadline is today, February 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

Schedule Set for Students on Ice 2018

The 2018 Arctic Expedition for Students on Ice begins this year in Canada’s capital city in Ottawa.

Caitlyn Baikie is the Arctic Students and Program Manager with the Arctic Expedition with the Students on Ice team.

She says the expedition starts on July 23, 2018, and ends on August 7, 2018.
Baikie adds that the selected Nunatsiavut Beneficiaries will start a couple of days earlier on July 21, 2018.

The deadline to apply for this exciting trip is March 1, 2018.

To apply, you can go to www.studentsonice.com.

Stay tuned for today’s Teen Rockers to hear Baikie give you more information about this year’s Students on Ice trip.

James Igloliorte Visiting Communities (Audio)

The Federal Government has organized and paid a contractor to visit the Residential School Survivors in their communities in Labrador and Nunatsiavut.

Retired Judge James Igloliorte has been awarded the contract.

He says the purpose of the visits is to get some stories from the survivors who attended residential schools.

Igloliorte says he was in Cartwright this morning, and is into his second day there.

He says he met with half a dozen survivors to date, and with this being the first phase of hearing stories, he expects more people will come forward with their stories.

He added he will be travelling to Hopedale next on Tuesday, February 20- 22, 2018.

Survivors were sent a letter of these upcoming visits to them dated Sunday, January 31, 2017.

The letter stated that this is a unique opportunity to memorialize not just your own stories, but those of your fellow survivors who passed on, as well as the stories of the communities and your family.

And that it is also important to document the history of these institutions, so that the world will know what happened, and so the stories will not disappear.

To hear Igloliorte give more details on these visits he’ll be making this month, and in March and April, click HERE

3rd Annual Victoria Caroline’s Memorial CO-ED Volleyball Tournament

The 3rd Annual Victoria Caroline’s Memorial Tournament CO-ED Volleyball Tournament will be taking place in Natuashish, NL from February 22-24, 2018.

There are rules such as men cannot block women, men must hit from the back court, and the net will be set at the women’s height.

The games of round robin are best 2 out of 3, games to 21, and if it goes to a 3rd set, the game will go to 15.

The playoff games are also best 2 out of 3, with games to 25, and if it goes to a 3rd set, the game goes to 15.

This tournament is for ages 13 and up.

There is a maximum of 12 teams to be registered.

The registration fee per team is $300.

To register a team, you can contact Tommy at 709-479-8805.

The deadline to register is tomorrow- February 16, 2018.

The prize for 1st place is $5000, 2nd $1200, and 3rd $600.

Twin Flames to Tour North Coast

The Twin Flames will be performing on their Nunatsiavut, Labrador tour soon.

Chelsea June and Jaaji say that they will be going to Makkovik on the 3rd of March for their first performance of the tour.

On March the 5th, they’ll be going to Nain again to perform for the second time.
They previously performed in Nain as part of the National Inuit Youth Summit last summer.

March 6th, they’ll be heading to Hopedale.

And they’ll be on their way to Postville on March 7th.

For their last performance on the tour, they’ll be heading down to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL.

Come and join in on this excellent opportunity to listen to their amazing music.

If you have any questions or concerns, or for more information, you can contact them on their website at www.twinflamesmusic.com.