One wag wanted to know what the yellow strips were, bloody cheese snobs who have access to white aged cheddar drive ya eh. Then another mentioned El Greco pizza of Goose Bay in the same sentence as my pizzas.
I offered to make one next time they are in Nain. No one can say I'm not a pizza snob.
People can say what they like about the Innu of Labrador, but they cant criticize their zeal and dedication in retaining their language.
Inuktitut is in bad shape not because of the dedication of a very small group (mostly older folk) who work hard within skills sets in language to retain and promote the language. But their limited political skill sets are a set back, or rather their Inukness is a set back in this white mans way controlled government.
No, Inuktitut is in bad shape because the elected members and the civil service responsible for culture within Nunatsiavut Government do not put enough emphasis on enshrining and protecting Inuktitut under the self government regulations.
If half the time put into promoting tourism and building the proposed so called Cultural Center was put into language then perhaps things can turn around.
Whats the use of a Cultural Center if the language goes out with the first high tide.
I am not sure if this is a given or not, but word is that we are stepping back in time yet again in the marine shipping file on the north coast of Labrador. Dont get me wrong, any help the lone ship can get at this late stage is a godsend, maybe it is the work of the new minister for WST, or maybe something has been in the works for some time.
But anyway word is the mv Trans Gulf may step in to help get freight to the coast in what is left of the shipping season.
The Trans Gulf has worked the coast before, it was taken off because it was not suitable for our needs, but now beggars cant be choosers can we. Why we are beggars in this day and age continues to be a conundrum for many.
While we are at it, the mv Astron had some mechanical difficulties in one of the ports on its latest run up the coast, two old burnt out vessels is better than one eh.