The community of Rigolet has received funding for their women’s shelter.
The monies came from the Provincial Budget.
Charlotte Wolfrey is the AngajukKâk of the Rigolet Inuit Community Government.
She says they have received $250,000 of the $500,000 allocated.
The remaining $250,000 went to the Nain Safe House.
Wolfrey says the funds will be used for their operating budget for one year.
Part of which will be used to hire three part-time workers.
She says even though their shelter has been open for awhile now, they’ll hold a grand opening on Saturday, August 7th.
Wolfrey says there they’ll officially name the building after Kirkina Mucko.
Kirkina Mucko was born in the late 19th century near Rigolet.
Her life took a path that no one could have predicted following an early tragedy in which she lost both legs.
Wolfrey adds they believe the naming will have significant meaning and will represent their building well.