A special grand opening took place during the Rigolet Salmon Festival earlier this month.
Charlotte Wolfrey is the AngajukKâk of the Rigolet Inuit Community Government.
She says the official opening of the Kirkina House was August 7.
The women’s shelter is named after Kirkina Mucko, a resident of Rigolet who passed away some years ago.
Wolfrey says Mucko was born, raised and married in the town.
But there is a unique story to Mucko.
Mucko had lost her legs from the knees down and still managed to live a normal life.
Wolfrey says Mucko was an inspiration to the community and even delivered some of Rigolet’s children as a midwife.