Land Based Wellness: Komatik building workshop completed
Recently NCC teamed up with experienced komatik builder, Darin Dyson, to offer this traditional skill for NunatuKavut Inuit men and boys in the upper Lake Melville area. This workshop was a part of NCC’s Health and Community Services (HCS) Indigenous Land Based Wellness programming.
Below you will find photos of participants learning the process of komatik building and working together as a team to complete a traditional style komatik.
This komatik will be put up on tickets during the 2024 Annual General Assembly in February. The proceeds will be donated to NCC’s medical transportation program, which helps to alleviate some of the travel costs incurred to access specialized insured medical services.
CBC Labrador Morning’s Heidi Atter stopped by the event and interviewed some of the participants, you can hear the interview here.
*Special note: This program was specific to men and boys based upon funding requirements for a particular pot of money HCS was granted. NCC does not wish to exclude anybody in programming they provide, and continually works toward finding resources to fund projects that are inclusive of all.*