The town of Hopedale, Newfoundland holds an incredible legacy of structures and artifacts from the Moravians – German settlers who arrived at this Inuit traditional territory in 1782.

Originally known by its Inuttitut name Arvertok, which translates as “the place of whales,” Hopedale is the site of some of Canada’s oldest wooden buildings, as well as tombstones that date back to the nineteenth century.

The town has always played an important role in the history of the Labrador Inuit, and now, with a $12,000 grant from the IGA, the historical society will be ensured of continuing to play an important role of being at the centre of decisions that affect the future of Nunatsiavut.