Posted 12 December 2015, 10:25 am NST
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Posted 17 November 2015, 2:38 pm NST
Nellie Winters greats me at the door with a warm smile.

It is a cool October day in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, and the sky cannot decide if it is raining or snowing. A cool wind is blowing in off the harbour and it feels good to step inside the warm and cozy house.

"Come in, come in," she says waving me into the porch, "I was just doing up the dishes. Had my family down for Sunday like I always do."

For 78-years-old Nellie is spry as they come.

Posted 30 September 2015, 8:18 pm NDT
Growing up Heather Igloliorte was surrounded by Inuit artist and crafts people. She fondly recalls that her grandmother was a well-known seamstress, her aunt made dolls, her father drew and her brothers practiced a variety of arts. She just assumed that her family, like those around them, was part of the long tradition of Inuit artists from Nunatsiavut.

She was especially shocked to discover, upon reaching graduate school to study Canada's Inuit Art Movement, that Nunatsiavut artists and...
Posted 25 September 2015, 9:01 am NDT
Posted 20 September 2015, 8:20 pm NDT

September 14, 2015 (St. John's, NL) – ArtsNL, in conjunction with steering committee members comprised of representatives from Nunatsiavut, NunatuKavut, Miawpukek, Qalipu First Nation, and the Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, launched a website ( and unveiled a logo for the province's first-ever Indigenous...
Posted 17 August 2015, 1:49 pm NDT
Originally posted by the National Post
Posted 08 May 2014, 2:29 pm NDT
The Northern Ranger ferry prepares to dock in Rigolet, while local speedboat arrives in harbour. (larger version)
The weekly Northern Ranger ferry service is launching its new Cruising Labrador package in 2014!

Including traveling with an on board guide and participating in prearranged community experiences, the hop on-hop off Ferry service provides an authentic mode of transportation offering local interactions, cultural activities and memorable marine sights for visitors.

This package provides a week long aboriginal experience complete with five days aboard a working ship in Northern Labrador.

Your adventure awaits. Book your trip or learn more about this package by visiting the Torngat Base Camp website.
Posted 21 August 2013, 2:19 pm NDT
The Nunatsiavut Government and the International Grenfell Association hosted a brass band workshop in Hopedale this past August. Brass instruments from Europe were originally introduced by the Moravian Missionaries arriving in Labrador in the 18th century. The Inuit of Labrador quickly adopted the instruments and learned to play the music of Haydn and Bach.

This workshop aimed to revitalize this tradition and teach the younger generations how to play.

To learn more about the workshop, please click here.
Posted 15 June 2013, 1:36 pm NDT
The 2013 Nunatsiavut Heritage Forum took place recently in the community of Rigolet. Delegates from various Nunatsiavut communities came together to meet with heritage and culture professionals from across North America, including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Parks Canada, and the Hudson's Bay Company Archives, to discuss ideas to promote the heritage found in Nunatsiavut.

Thanks to all the delegates for a week of great discussions, and to the community of Rigolet for hosting a fantastic event.
Posted 10 April 2013, 3:18 pm NDT
Saltscapes Magazine has written a fantastic article about time spent in Rigolet as a tourist. The author talks about some of the fun things to do in Rigolet, while also detailing a bit of the history of the Nunatsiavut region.

Click here to read the article.
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