An elder from the Labrador community of Hopedale was chosen last week as the first recipient of the Inuit Woman of the Year award during the Labrador Inuit Women’s Conference.
The Regional Inuit Women’s Association — AnânauKatiget Tumingit — presented the award to Andrea Flowers during the conference, which was held in Nain and hosted by the Nunatsiavut Status of Women Office.
According to a news release issued by the Nunatsiavut Government, Flowers volunteers with her local church and is also known for her skills as a seamstress. She makes seal skin boots and other articles of clothing.
A volunteer for clothing drives and school fairs, she also enjoys sharing stories and wisdom with people she meets.
“On behalf of all beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, I want to extend my sincere congratulations to Andrea,” said Nunatsiavut President Sarah Leo in the release. “As an active member of her community, she is a role model for women everywhere and is truly deserving of this award.”