Friday, January 15, 2010

Boys' Day Update

The young men’s Inuit Traditional day will be celebrated in Nain on January 25th.

We spoke to Richard Haye who is the second AngajukKâK and Elias Obed is the first captain this year.

He says a meeting was held on January 12th and twenty young men will take part in the celebration this year.

He says the first timers who turned 15 years of age last year have to pay a fee of $15.00 and older single men pay $20.00.

Haye adds they are in the process of writing letters to organizations for any type of donations, and they are still in need of looking for cooks and pijik servants.

Meanwhile in Hopedale, the young men and women will celebrate their’s on the same day on Saturday, January 30th.

We spoke to Sukie Aggek who is the Community Youth Network Feildworker for Hopedale Inuit Community Government.

Aggek says 15 to 20 young men and women will celebrate this year and the celebration will be held at the hall.

She says the Young People who take part in the Inuit Traditional Day is to bring a food item or $5.00 to join the celebration.

Aggek adds that the Department of Health and Social Development staff will be cooking at the after school building on their special day.

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