Literacy Camp Counsellor

The Summer Literacy Camp will be going ahead again this summer.

We spoke with Mark Anto who is the Regional Camp Coordinator for Frontier College.

They have camps in 135 communities across Canada, and their main office in located in Montreal.

They hold and manage camps in the Cree and Inuit communities of Northern Quebec, in Nunavut and 4 here in Nunatsiavut.

He says they extended the deadline date for the Summer Literacy Camp Counsellor positions to ensure that they can hire enough counsellors.

Anto says they will have camps in Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik and Rigolet this summer.

Training will be in Makkovik on June 28-30 and then camp will start on July 8-26.

Camp will run from 9:30am-3:30pm every day and will take place at the school.

Right now, their teams are set in Makkovik and Rigolet, but they are looking for counsellors in Nain and Hopedale.

If you have any questions or wish to apply, please contact Mark Anto by email at manto@frontiercollege.ca or by phone at 1-866-528-1001 ext. 6

For more information you can go onto their website at www.frontiercollege.ca

Puppet Contest

The Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has purchased new puppets to be used in the Language Nests and Day Care Centres to speak ONLY in Inuttitut to the children to promote Inuttitut in these spaces.

Shirley Jararuse is the Language Program Coordinator at the Nunatsiavut Government.

She says the puppets will be known as “Atâtsiak and Anânsiak/ Ânak”, or Grandfather and Grandmother, and they look like Inuit grandparents.

The contest details must be to choose a local traditional Inuit name such as Selma, Paulus, etc. for your community’s Atâtatsiak and Anânatsiak/Ânak.

The names chosen will be used as the grandparents’ names and you will win some great Inuttitut promotional items.

The deadline for this contest is June 14, 2019 at 4pm

Anyone wanting to join in for the contest can send your submissions to:
Shirley Jararuse at shirley.jararuse@nunatsiavut.com

OR

Robyn Martin at robyn.martin@nunatsiavut.com

You can also send in your contests to:

P.O. Box 70
Nunatsiavut Government
Nain, NL A0P 1L0

And their fax number is: (709) 922-2863

Polar Bear Kills

The Polar Bear season will close on June 30, 2019.
Todd Broomfield is the Wildlife Manager for Nunatsiavut government.
He says for the north coast communities that the polar bear licences have been filled, except for the community of Postville.
Broomfield says they will be transferring one licence to the community of Nain, because the ice is deteriorating fast.
So, the polar bear season will close on June 30th or when the licences are filled.

New Ferry Rates

The Kamutik W is scheduled to set sail and begin servicing in Labrador in June.

According to the Government NL website, here are some of the new ferry rates for Labrador.

Passengers who will travel from Goose-Bay to Nain for one adult is now $99, and seniors ages 60 and up, and children ages 5 and up is now $69.30.

One adult passenger travelling to Goose-Bay to Natuashish is now $88.50, seniors ages 60 and up, and children ages 5 and up is now $61.95.

If you are travelling from Goose-Bay to Nain and or Goose-Bay to Natuashish the cabin rates for an economy cabin is now $253, for a standard cabin is now $338.50, and for a deluxe cabin is now $677.

For the other community rates you can visit the website at www.gov.nl.ca

Literacy Camp Counsellor

The Summer Literacy Camp will be going ahead again this summer.

We spoke with Mark Anto who is the Regional Camp Coordinator for Frontier College.

They have camps in 135 communities across Canada, and their main office in located in Montreal.

They hold and manage camps in the Cree and Inuit communities of Northern Quebec, in Nunavut and 4 here in Nunatsiavut.

He says they extended the deadline date for the Summer Literacy Camp Counsellor positions to ensure that they can hire enough counsellors.

Anto says they will have camps in Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik and Rigolet this summer.

Training will be in Makkovik on June 28-30 and then camp will start on July 8-26.

Camp will run from 9:30am-3:30pm every day and will take place at the school.

Right now, their teams are set in Makkovik and Rigolet, but they are looking for counsellors in Nain and Hopedale.

If you have any questions or wish to apply, please contact Mark Anto by email at manto@frontiercollege.ca or by phone at 1-866-528-1001 ext. 6

For more information you can go onto their website at www.frontiercollege.ca

IlinniaKatigennik Show

The OKâlaKatiget Society would like to remind our listeners that the last IlinniaKatigennik Show will be Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and will be off for the summer.

So the OK radio’s IlinniaKatigennik program that we air on Tuesday’s will be off the air until first week of September.

The First IlinniaKatigennik program will be on the air again September 10, 2019.

To replace the IlinniaKatigennik Program during our summer hours we will have the Music Hour from 3-4pm every Tuesday.

And please note that Shirley Jararuse will still be taking in any recordings of Inuttitut stories and songs.

The IlinniaKatigennik Show will resume on September 10, 2019.

So, tune in on Tuesday at 3pm for the last IlinniaKatigennik Show for the summer and get a chance to win some prizes.

Nain DHSD Programs (Audio)

The Department of Health and Social Development are also busy with their programs here in Nain.

We contacted Elsie Russell who is the Mental Health and Addictions Worker.

She says every Thursdays is Power Hour at the Jeremias Sillitt Community Centre here in Nain.

There are also programs such as parenting programs and healing programs.

Click to hear more about what Russell has to offer in her programs.

NICG Bi Elections for counsellor

The Nain Inuit Community Government is now accepting positions for Councillor for the upcoming by election.

The Bi Election will be held on June 20, 2019 at the Nain Inuit community Government office.

Nominations will be accepted beginning on Thursday May 23 from 9am to 4pm and will close on Thursday May 30.

Elections for the municipality of Nain should be in writing and shall state the name and residence of the candidate and shall be signed by the proposer and seconder, both of whom shall be present together with the candidate.

The qualifications of a candidate for election for the Inuit community council are as follows:

1. Eligible to be enrolled on the A voter’s toll in an election in the community in which he or she is nominated to serve as a councillor
2. Canadian citizen of the full age of 19
3. Ordinary resident in the community or area for at least six months prior to the date set for nominations.

The polling booths will be located at the Nain Inuit Community Government office.

Language Programming

The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism at Nunatsiavut here in Nain is busy with programming.

Shirley Jararuse is the Language Program Coordinator for NG.

She says for the Language Summit is planned for Nov. 4-6 here in Nain and will be held at Jeremias Sillitt Community Centre.

The purpose for the summit is to develop a Language Strategy.

There will be 50 delegates including speakers, elders, youth, and ministers.

Jararuse says there will also be a logo contest planned to be used at the event and future events and programs and will look for updates as they become available.

Jararuse adds that they have ordered puppets from independent puppet makers, Trisha Laye and Kim Lea, of Hay River, NWT that just arrived last week.

She says they look like Inuit grandparents and will be known as “Anânsiak & Atâtsiak/Ânak”.

They will be used during play time for Language Nests and Day Cares in the Nunatsiavut region. Only Inuttitut must be used during this time.

The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism found out about these puppets from an online article by CBC and got in touch with them to make them for them.

She says to keep a look out for notices for any upcoming naming contest to name the puppets in traditional Inuit names in Nunatsiavut.

Alana Johns, a retired linguist is in partnership with the Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, with the help of Rita Andersen are also planning to put phrases together and put in an Inuttitut phrase book as well as into an App for mobile devices.

And the upcoming events are the Master- Apprentice Inuttitut Program that will be restarting in September, Inuttitut Terminology Workshop in the fall or spring, and the date for for their pilot project; Inuttitut evening classes in Nain for 6 months are yet to be determined.

They are also working on a tentative workshop for September 20-22.

Last but not least, the IlinniaKatigennik are still on the lookout for Inuttitut story tellers or singers.

So, anyone willing to tell some stories or sing some songs in Inuttitut will be paid $25 per recording can go see Shirley Jararuse at the Nunatsiavut building or call her at 922-2955, anyone out of town call our toll free line at 1-855-922-2955.

The OKâlaKatiget will have more info once it becomes available.