Yesterday, we gave an update on the Labrador Friendship Centre in Happy Valley Goose Bay.
This morning Chris Sheppard from St. John’s, who is originally from Postville called OKâlaKatiget Society and gave us an update on the Friendship Centre there.
Sheppard says as of February 1st, he was hired as the Tungasuvvingat Inuit worker at the Friendship Centre.
He says this Project is called Inuit Youth Specific Program and it will run until March 31st.
He says this project is going very well and they are really busy with the programs.
Sheppard says they do cultural things such as making drums, snowshoe making, teach Inuttitut lessons and have traditional food as well.
He says Katie Dicker from Nain is the Aboriginal Patient Navigator. Sheppard says she is kept very busy with patients who travel to St John’s for medical reasons. He adds the people like what she does and are very comfortable with her.
Sheppard adds they are looking for more funding for next year’s Youth Program.