Thursday, October 21, 2010

Elders Conference Kicks-off in Upper Lake Melville

The Elders Conference kicked off Tuesday evening in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

The attendees came together for a meet and greet at the Labrador Friendship Centre.

The Minister of Cullture, Recreation and Tourism, Johannes Lampe, and Ken Mesher helped open the conference.

That was followed by the lighting of the Kullik by two Nain elders.

OKalaKatiget’s Radio Producer, Maria Harris, is covering the conference.

She says the conference started with an opening prayer by an elder from Goose Bay this morning.

The elders discussed honouring elders from the past.

Harris says they also had discussions about defining an what an elder is.

They talked about respect and being a role model.

She says the cofrence continued with a presentation from the Deputy Minister of Health, Michelle Kinney.

The conference wraps up on Thursday.

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