Friday, January 15, 2010

OKâlaKatiget's New Executive Director

The OKâlaKatigêt Society in Nain once again has a new Executive Director; the Society hasn’t had an Executive Director since August of 2009.

Leah Ikkusek of Nain started her position January 8th, 2010.

Ikkusek says it’s a good thing that she was hired because she is from Nain, and she knows how both the television and radio departments work.

She says Inuit culture is important to know, especially since OKâlaKatiget is on the verge of losing the Labradorimiut program.

Ikkusek says her plans with OK Society include; creating a new series with its television department, since the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is canceling the Labradorimiut show.

She says some of the new programs will focus on youth and culture.

She also mentions that the radio department is doing great work, broadcasting 20 hours of Inuttitut and English programming per week.

Ikkusek adds that if any of our listeners who have any ideas, suggestions or comments, they can call her at the OK Society at (709) 922-2955.

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