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Michele LeTourneau

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Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.

Aivilik — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Two candidates go toe-to-toe Oct. 30 to represent Coral Harbour and Naujaat in the Fifth Legislative Assembly: Jack Iyerak Anawak and Patterk Netser.   Jack Iyerak Anawak Reason for running: Nunavut needs strong, decisive leaders who put the needs...

ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᖢᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ

ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔪᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᒥᑭᔫᑕᐅᓂᖅᓴᓂ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓇᑎᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᒥᑭᔪᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᕝᕕᖃᑦᑐᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐊ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓕᒫᒥᒃ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆᒥ 16-ᒥᑦ 21-ᒧᑦ, ᑲᓇᑕᓕᒫᒥ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ. “ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᒥᒃ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ...

Feds join TB fight

Eliminating the extreme and disproportionate rate of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit in Canada is the goal of a new task force announced in early October by Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott. A result of the...

Worries over Russian rocket debris

A Russian rocket launch is raising red flags in Nunavut, where the debris is set to land in the Pikialasorsuaq, or North Water Polynya, in Baffin Bay between Ellesmere Island, Devon Island, and Greenland. "We...

Hands-on experience for environmental technology students

Thirty-two first- and second-year students enrolled in Nunavut Arctic College's Environmental Technology Program attended fall field camp in September. The camp takes place annually at Peterhead Inlet, which is located 10 km west of Iqaluit...

Four inmates trash prison in the night

Four inmates together destroyed much of the Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) overnight Sept. 25, the Department of Justice publicly revealed three days later. Deputy minister William MacKay said in a written statement Sept. 28 that...

Declaration process reflects significance of MLA position

Elections Nunavut's greatest challenge during the week candidates declared Sept. 25 to 29 was educating some would-be candidates on the importance of what might seem to be a daunting process.  "We recognize that the declaration...

Tiny and mighty, with a dream

In her second year of the environmental technology program at Nunavut Arctic College, Anu Boucher is a young woman with a dream. Boucher's dream is to have her own camp, to get into the tourism...

Qaggiavuut reaches design phase

Qaggiavuut's dream of a performance centre for the territory is one step closer to reality with the addition of a world-class architecture firm to the team. Without a design and projected costs, Qaggiavuut has been...

ᐅᓐᓄᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᒐᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ

ᑐᔪᒥᕕᒃ Frobisher Inn ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᕗᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᕐᒥ  Koojesse Ballroomᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᓂ. “ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑎᑐᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᕐᓂᐊᖅᐸᕗᑦ, ᐃᓯᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᑦ ... ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᖑᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒡᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖑᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᑎᕕᓐ ᑮᓐᔅ. “ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᓐᓂᐊᖅᐸᕗᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᒻ ᑳᑉᐳ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐃᒫᓃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐋᐳᓂᒃ ᑮᓯᓇᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑮᓐᔅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ...

Taptuna will not seek re-election

Premier Peter Taptuna is not seeking re-election Oct. 30. In a phone interview with Nunavut News/North in August, Taptuna was uncertain whether he would run again. "My boss hasn't decided yet," he said, referring to his...

A boo-tiful night to remember

Fewer chills and more thrills are on the agenda for Halloween night. The Frobisher Inn is planning a multi-room haunted house in its Koojesse Ballroom for the children and youth of Iqaluit. "We're going to do...

FANS delays jeopardize student education, Scholarship supports doctor-in-the-making, Is there a plan for freshwater...

Addressing Minister of Family Services Johnny Mike, Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak said four Baker Lake residents attending post-secondary education in Ontario almost didn't get to go because of troubles accessing the Financial Assistance...

High school students encouraged to work the election

Elections Nunavut is looking for high school students to work as poll and registration clerks. "This is an excellent opportunity if you want to learn more about how elections are run, earn money and gain...

Is Nunavut’s future in the sky or under water?

The internet will soon be a lot faster. By the end of 2019, Nunavut residents in each community will have access to internet speeds to a maximum of 15 megabits per second (Mbps), up...

Widespread support for new law students

  The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada were on hand to welcome the territory's law class of 2021 at a ceremony Sept. 11 before a full house of friends, family...

Will Bill 37 survive?

Many may want to see Bill 37 – An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act – die when in the legislative assembly's last sitting, which starts Sept. 12. But the...

Inuit voices missing in tuberculosis history

  A Manitoba researcher is hoping Inuit will contribute to a multi-year research project about historical experiences of tuberculosis. Indigenous Histories of Tuberculosis in Manitoba is University of Winnipeg associate professor Mary Jane McCallum's project. She...

Agnico Eagle apologizes for boat launch congestion

A weekend of congestion at the Itivia boat launch has prompted an explanation from Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., the company that runs the Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet. As three phases of construction begin...

Canada 150 events planned across the territory

With Canada 150 funding, the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association (NACA) has so far approved funding for 16 projects in 11 communities. The $350,000 of federal funding was first announced in October of last year...