LWG Mini Takeout Sale

The Nain Labrador Winter Games team will be having a Mini Takeout Food sale as part of their fundraising January 18, 2019.

Roxanne Andersen is the Labrador Winter Games Coordinator for the Nain team.

She says this is a great way to raise monies to help reach their goal for the track suits.

The Mini Takeout Food fundraiser will be held at the Jeremias Sillitt Community Center this Saturday, starting at 2 PM.

Here is what will be on the menu for that day.

Hotdog or hamburger with poutine $13.

Hotdog or hamburger and fries with or without gravy $11

Hotdog or hamburger and fries $10

Hotdogs $3

Hamburgers are being sold for $4 each, if you want to add cheese it will be an extra .50 cents.

Fries are being sold for $5 each, Fries & Gravy $7 and Poutine selling for $8 each.

For more information you can contact Roxanne Andersen via Facebook.

Empowering Indigenous Women

The Nunatsiavut Government will be holding Empowering Indigenous Woman for stronger Community’s Workshops.

Tracy-Ann Evans is the Status of Women Coordinator for the Nunatsiavut Government.

She says that they are looking for peer facilitators in Nain.

If you would like to be part of this and would like to help change the face of mental health and violence against women.

The workshop will take place on January 28, 2019 at the Atsanik Lodge conference room at 6:30pm.

There will be refreshments provided.

For more information contact Evans-Rice at 1-855-923-2368 or Wendy Strugnell 709-939-2447 or 899-5277.

LATP Camp Attendant Training

The Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership will be holding a camp attendant training program’s in Nain and Natuashish in March 2019.

This is for anyone who is interested in employment as a Camp Attendant at the Voisey’s Bay Inc. or with other employers who are seeking workers.

Deadline to register your name for the Camp Attendant training for Nain will be February 15, 2019.

The training for the Camp Attendant will be 11 days.

For more information you can contact the NG Career Councillor Janelle Barbour at the Nain office at 922-1800 or you can contact the HVGB Campus at (709) 896-6315 or toll free at 1-877-896-5006.

The LATP will be offering the camp attendant training in Natuashish on March 28 to April 6, 2019.

For more Information or apply please contact Justine Noah or Ryan Rich by email at rrich@latp.ca or call 1-855-497-3474 or (709) 497-3451.

Theoren Fleury coming to Nunatsiavut

The Nunatsiavut Government presents a message of resilience and determination.

Theoren Fluery is coming to Nunatsiavut, Happy Valley Goose Bay and North West River.

Theoren Fluery is a NHL Stanley cup champion, Olympic gold medalist, world cup junior champion and an expert in the field of relational trauma.

From winning the Stanley cup to struggling with substance abuse; from leading the NHL in points to coping with sexual abuse as a young hockey player.

He brings a wealth of knowledge to the topics of pursuing excellence, Personal growth, overcoming sexual abuse and trauma.

Theoren Fleury will be coming to Nunatsiavut, Goose Bay and NWR from February 3-8 2019.
For more information or an Itinerary you can contact your local DHSD office.

DHSD Programs and Services

The Department of Health and Social Development offices in Nunatsiavut are very busy with different services and programs in all the NG communities this year.

Kaila De Boer is the Director of Mental Wellness and Healing with the DHSD with the Nunatsiavut Government.

She dropped by to the Ok radio studio yesterday.

De Boer says with a lot happening they wanted to inform beneficiaries on what programs and services they offer.

Some of the issues she discussed were Mental Health and Addictions Services, Trauma and Addictions, Youth Programs.

To hear part one on the interview with De Boer, click HERE.

For more information about any of these topics you can contact Kaila de Boer at (709) 922-2942, ext. 276 or by email at kaila.deBoer@nunatsiavut.com.

Nigivik Centre

The Nigivik Centre in Nain has been very busy with different programs that are being offered to the public.

Shelley Dicker is the Community Food Security Coordinator.

She says they are looking for hunters, guides and youth to go hunting or wooding for the elders.

Dicker says they have ski-doos and Kamutiks, for anyone who is interested in participating.

She adds they are looking for four guides and they will get paid for that day.

For any youth and guides who are interested you call Shelley at 922-2968.

Issues Nunatsiavut Government Dealing With (Inuktitut Audio Only)

Nunatsiavut Government continues dealing with lots of issues which they hope to rectify. There are also many concerns included.

Johannes Lampe is the President of NG.

He says the issues include: the Nain Airstrip, the new vessel to serve the north coast communities, the George River Caribou Herd which keep declining.

Lampe says the housing situation particularly for Nain and Hopedale is also a big issue, other two issues are the Major Muskrat Falls Project, and the health subject on Tuberculosis (TB) in Nain.

To heat the Inuktitut version of Lampe on the issues, click HERE.

Trail Marker Positions Deadline

The deadline to apply for the trail marker positions is tomorrow January 17th, 2019.

The Nain Inuit Community Government is initially looking to hire four people to mark the trail between the communities of Nain and Natuashish.

And they are looking to hire two people to maintain the trail and four people to gather the markers once the season is over.

Job requirements are:

  • Applicants must have extensive knowledge of the land and sea ice between Nain and Natuashish
  • Must be reliable
  • Must own a Kamutik and a snowmobile in good working order with provisions to mount a 12-volt adaptor for GPS
  • Duties include:

  • Prepare and paint markers
  • Make storage boxes for safety equipment
  • Place markers on trail
  • Make weekly inspection of the trail and replace markers if necessary
  • Provide weekly written reports to the Nain Inuit Community government

Rate of pay is $15.50 per hour plus $50 per day for rental of snowmobile and Kamutik.

If required, an extra $20 for snowmobile/Kamutik rental if overnight trip.

Interested applicants can apply in writing to the town manager on or before January 17th, 2019.

2019 Young Men’s Day Festival

The Young Men’s Traditional Festival Day is next week, Friday, January 25 th and is fast approaching.

Right now they are looking for a place to hold their Special Day.

Gabriel Suarak and Abele Ikkusek are the two AngajukKat.

Suarak says there are 8 young men who will be celebrating their day and 3 of them are first timers.

He says they held a meeting last Monday at the Nigivik Center.

The volunteers cooks for their day is Maria Ikkusek and Pauline Tuglavina, and Mikkie Obed and William Matt Barbour will be the helpers.

Suarak says so far the donations they’re approved of is from local businesses : ham from Haynes Store, turkey and vegetables from Northern and the Nain community freezer will donate char and moose meat.

He says the Nigivik center will also provide food which is needed for their meals.

Suarak says they still need to raise more funds for food and miscellaneous.

The fee for the Young Men whose participating is as follows: first timers pays $15 and the ones that joined before pays $25.

He adds that they’ve written a letter to NICG/CYN to ask about holding a dance at the end of their Festival day, up to now there is no response.

The next young men’s day meeting will be held tonight at 6pm at the Nain Husky Center Lobby.

Polar bear Licenses 2019

Nunatsiavut Beneficiaries are advised that the 2019 polar bear licenses for the Labrador Inuit Settlement area will be issued under a draw system.

Beneficiaries who are interested to have their name entered into the draw for a polar bear license must present themselves at the NG office in their community within the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area and fill out the applicable form.

The application form must be filled out and submitted to your local conservation officer by 12pm on February 1st for your name to be entered into the draw.

The 2019 hunting season will open on February 4th.

If you require further information, you can contact your local NG conservation officer.