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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.

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...

Rankin visitor centre surplus fund transferred to Kitikmeot project

  Rankin Inlet South MLA Alexander Sammurtok wasn't especially pleased that surplus funds had been transferred from the Kivalliq Visitor Centre project to the Grays Bay Road and Port Project. "Can the minister provide an update...

NIRB kicks off oil and gas strategic assessment

With $2.6 million of federal funding and a two-year time frame, the Nunavut Impact Review Board hope to complete an Oil and Gas Strategic Environmental Assessment for Baffin Bay and Davis Strait (SEA) to...

Withdraw Bill 37, ITK tells GN

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) has received the full weight of support from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami's (ITK) board of directors in its call for the Government of Nunavut to withdraw Bill 37. Bill 37 would see...

Iqaluit town hall meeting: Who should police the police?

Iqaluit - On the heels of three recent RCMP-related deaths, a townhall meeting was held in Iqaluit May 23 to discuss option related to police oversight. All three incidents -- the deaths of a 39-year-old...

What next for Bill 37?

                            sub: Nunavut's public government and Inuit at odds over education and language   by Michele LeTourneau Northern News Services Nunavut Education minister Paul Quassa says it's vital Bill 37 to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protect Act...

Families struggle to find graves of loved ones taken South with deadly tuberculoisis

NUNAVUT - Family members who are searching for the graves of loved ones taken south for tuberculosis treatment are mostly on their own. Information is picked up here and there, wherever they can find...

Bill 37 dead?

The committee reviewing the controversial Bill 37 to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act will recommend it be dropped."When the House reconvenes for its spring sitting, the standing committee will...