Longtime Igalaaq host Rassi Nashalik inducted into CBC News Hall of Fame
CBC News | December 01, 2021
Nashalik hosted the show for 19 years before retiring in 2014
Beloved television host Rassi Nashalik will be inducted into the CBC News Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Before her retirement in 2014, Nashalik was the host of Igalaaq, CBC's first daily television news show to be delivered entirely in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit.
Over the course of an 19-year career, she became a trusted and respected figure among her viewers and colleagues, bridging the unilingual Inuit population to the rest of the world during the nightly supper-hour newscast.
"A lot of people started calling me Igalaaq!" Nashalik told CBC News with a smile ahead of her induction ceremony. The word Igalaaq means "window" in Inuktitut — a fitting moniker for Nashalik, whose newscast was a portal for CBC viewers in the North.