Monday, March 29, 2010

Nunatsiavut Government's Opening Ceremonies

Today is a big day for the Nunatsiavut Government.

It’s the official opening of the new Administration Building in Nain.

There were hundreds of people there to witness the ceremony.

It was underway with an opening prayer by Johannes Lampe, a chapel servant.

This was followed by a speech from Jim Lyall NG president.

The grade 6 students sang Labradorimiut in Inuktitut.

The building was officially opened with the cutting of a sealskin trace line with an ulu.

The two elders who cut the line were Mary Dicker and Julius Ikkusek.

They were assisted by two young girls, Mary Andersen and Alicia Dicker.

Then everyone was invited into the new building for finger foods and refreshments.

1 comment:

  1. It must have been a wonderful event. Wish I was there.

    Congratulations to all the beneficiaries who played a part in its creation.