Nain food vouchers for Christmas holidays

The Christmas vouchers will be given out to the community of Nain today by mail.

Edna Winters is the Team Leader of the Nain Department of Health and Social Development.

Today, 240 vouchers will be going to Franks General Store for the community.

Winters would like to thank the Ulapitsiajet committee, the Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative Society, Nunatsiavut Marine Incorporated, Hyrdo, Franks General Store, Woodward’s Group of Companies and Nunatsiavut Group of Companies for the vouchers and their support.

Winters like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a good New Years.

Advent 4 schedule church services

The OKâlaKatiget Society now has the schedule for this week’s Church Services.

For this Sunday December 24, 2023.

This Sunday will be Advent 4 and the Candlelight service day.

Church services will be as follows:

10 am Advent 4 address- UKalajuk
3pm- Candlelight service for lower town
At 5pm will be the inuttitut liturgy 18
Then at 7pm the candlelight service for residence from uptown.

Once we receive the proper Church schedule we will announce.

Write your letters to Santa Claus to the North Pole

The Canada Post have been sending Santa Claus his letters now for more than 40 years.

Canada postal elves have been busy helping Santa sort through over one million letters per year from around the world.

Interested in writing to Santa? Santa is busy preparing for the holidays so please write to Santa until after November 1, 2023.

The program is open every year from November 1st to the end of January.

Don’t miss the deadline to receive your letter before Christmas Day.

Send your letter to Santa no later than December 7, 2023, to receive a reply before the holidays. We cannot guarantee delivery dates, but Santa does respond to all letters he receives.

Santa’s address:

Santa Claus
North Pole
H0H 0H0

Don’t forget to read the helpful tips below to ensure your letter makes it all the way to the North Pole! Santa will respond to your letter in the same language.

Guidelines to mail your letter Ensure your letter is addressed to Santa (address above).

No stamps are required to mail a letter to Santa within Canada.

Include your return address and drop the letter in any Canada Post mailbox or post office.

Please mail all letters from one family in the same envelope.

Nain quick stop hours for Christmas holidays

The quick stop in Nain is selling tickets for a box of goodies for $5.00 each.

The winner will win a box of stocking stuffers.

This is valued at $120.00

The Northern store in Nain has a bingo where they win a gift card, they are also having an in-store raffle for healthy horizons, people can make a donation and get a chance to win a $250.00 gift card.

A $2.00 donation gives you a chance to win a Christmas wagon.

A %5.00 donation gives you a chance to win a Christmas stocking, and a $100.00 donation gives you a chance to win a PS5 bundle.

The colouring contest will end on December 23 at 2:00 pm, and there will be other draws at the same time.

The last bingo will be from the 20th to the 24th with a chance to win a $250.00 gift card

Nain minor hockey registration

Notice to Parents you can now register your children for Nain Minor Hockey.

The registration fee is $81.00 you can pay with a credit card or pay the fee at the Nain Inuit Community Government or at the JS center.

If you have difficulty with the application and need help, you can contact our Recreation Director Lisa Ivany for assistance.

Just call the Jerry Sillitt community centre at 922-2692 during office hours to set up a time for Lisa to assist you.

The season is fast approaching and now is a good time to register your kids for Minor Hockey here in Nain.

Inuit Child First Imitative update

Inuit Child First Initiative is a federal initiative created to ensure Inuit children have access to equitable education, health, and social supports.

They offer service navigation to families hoping to apply and access ICFI funding.

We spoke with Dolores Flowers the regional child services manager with the Nunatsiavut DHSD and we also spoke with Danielle Baikie who is the Director of Family Services with the Nunatsiavut Government.

The Nunatsiavut Government in partnership with ICFI are wanting to inform our listeners about how they can apply and what can be provided once you apply for any services navigation to families.

Stay tuned to our AtjiKangitut show today to find out more details on Inuit Child First Initiative.

HVGB winter lights contest

The community of Happy Valley-Goose Bay (HV-GB) will have a Winter Lights Decorating Contest.

This year, all residents are eligible to register their own residential and business properties for the contest, or they can nominate their neighbor’s residence or business.

The nominator must give their name and the name and address of the residence or business.

For the top three best decorated homes, regardless of which section of town they are from, the prize for first place will get a $200 gift certificate, second place gets a $100 gift certificate, and third place gets a $50 gift certificate.

The prize for the Best Decorated Business will have an hour of skating at the E.J. Broomfield Memorial Arena

Residents of HV-GB can vote online in a form to determine the winners for the contest.

For people without online access, call the town office. The vote will be submitted by a town office staff member.

Registration starts immediately, voting starts at 6pm on Monday, December 18 until midnight of Wednesday, December 20th. Winners will be announced on the town’s website and the Facebook page on December 21 at 4pm.

To register both residential and business properties or got questions, people of HV-GB can call the town office at 709-896-3321 or email

TaKuaKautik Food bank update

TaKuaKautik is a volunteer based, community lead food bank in Nain Nunatsiavut.

The TaKuaKautik is available to anyone in need, with one bag per family.

They are open once a month, on the last Thursday of the month.

Distribution happens between 5-8pm at the red warehouse on sitsik street.

Please note that the Food bank accept monetary and food donations.

Any donation is greatly appreciated.

This month in December the Food giveaway will be held on December 19, 2023 at 5-7pm.

If you would like to send a monetary donation or food donation you can contact one of the volunteers.

The TaKuaKautik: Grub Box volunteers are as follows:
Chair person is Brenda Jararuse, Treasurer: Rita-Ann Dicker Secretary: Lena Onalik
General Volunteer: Kristeen McTavish

If you would like to contact any volunteers you can send an email to

And the Mailing address is TaKuaKautik P.O. Box 359 Nain, NL A0P 1L0.

NG recognizes the importance of the presence Elders bring to services, programs and conferences.

Nunatsiavut Government recognizes the importance of the presence Elders bring to services, programs and conferences.

The knowledge and wisdom shared is valuable for all.

Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development is seeking one elder 60 years or older who resides in the Nunatsiavut area who would be interested in attending the Advancing Indigenous Policy and Practice Palliative Care knowledge exchange that will be taking place in Calgary, Alberta from February 6-8, 2024.

The selected elder will be supporting this event and provide opening remarks along with the First Nations Elders and Metis Elder.

If you are interested in representing Nunatsiavut, please provide the following:

1. Your name and Nunatsiavut area you reside
2. Reason (s) you would like to attend this conference.

Submissions can be emailed on a separate piece of paper to fax number is: 709-933-3334 or dropped off to her at the Hopedale DHSD.

Deadline to submit will be no later than 12 noon on Monday December 18, 2023.

Nunatsiavut Language Culture is seeking nominations to acknowledge individuals who strive to keep the Inuktitut language and culture alive

The Nunatsiavut Language Culture is seeking nominations to acknowledge individuals who strive to keep the Inuttitut language and culture alive.

We spoke with Shirley Jararuse the Language Program Coordinator for Nunatsiavut Government.

She says there are two different prizes to be awarded Inuttitut & cultural preservations recognition awards.

Awarded for Inuttitut or Culture awards

One is a $1000 cheque and the other is a plaque.

The deadline date is Friday December 22, 2023.

Stay tuned to our AtjiKangitut show today to find out more about these awards.