It has been 100 years since the Spanish Flu Tragedy, 206 of 263 people died from the Spanish Flu in Okak.
On September 24-27, the Nunatsiavut Government will be holding an event bringing descendants back to Okak for the 100-year anniversary to provide an opportunity for families to connect, heal, acknowledge, and celebrate the history of the community of Okak.
At this event, there will be:
• Art as healing workshop
• Hunting Trips
• The Brass Band
• Day Trip to nearby traditions camps
They will travel to Okak on ling liners and speed boats.
If you want to apply, you can go to Nunatsiavut Government for an application or you can go on the Nunatsiavut Government’s website. If you need help filling out the application, you can ask your local CLO’s.
The deadline to apply for this wonderful opportunity is on Sunday, August 18, 2019.