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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.

ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᓂ

ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᕆᒪᓱᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕆᓕᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᐊᓯᒥᓄᑦ. 37 ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᑭᐅᓯᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑎᑎᖅᑐᕋᖁᔨᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᕗᓕ ᖃᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᒥᓗ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᓇᒥ ᐊᔾᔨᖑᐊᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐅᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐅᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓇᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ: ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ, ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂᒃᓗ ᑐᒃᑐᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑲᐅᓯᐅᒋᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓄᑎᒋ...

$40 billion for federal housing strategy

Canada now has a 10-year housing strategy, intended to help some of the 1.7 million Canadians with core housing needs. In Nunavut, the core housing need is 36.5 per cent. "This is the highest in the...

Iqaluit boy victim of hit and run

Iqaluit RCMP is on the lookout for a dark-coloured pick-up truck and its driver which struck a five-year-old boy Nov. 18. The boy was playing hockey in a parking lot in a 500-block apartment building...

Youth share caribou management knowledge

Youth in the Kivalliq know about caribou management, and are proud to share that knowledge. Thirty-seven students responded to the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board's poster and essay contest. Entries were to deal with...

Nunavut cabinet assigned its work for the next four years

The 22 MLAs of Nunavut's 5th legislative assembly elected seven cabinet ministers Nov. 17, and today Premier Paul Quassa assigned them portfolios. The legislators met for their first sitting despite the fact the City of...

Quassa chosen as premier

One ballot is all it took for Nunavut's newest assembly to elect Paul Quassa as Premier. The elder statesman was chosen to lead for the next four years over three other candidates: Patterk Netser, Joe...

Alaska family grows fresh greens

Qawalangin tribal member Blaine Shaishnikoff grew up in Unalaska, Alaska, where he now runs a hydroponic growing system in two sea cans to supply the community with its locally-grown produce. "Our people have lived here...

A life filled with learning ahead

Performer and actor Christine Tootoo, at 22, wields an impressive resume, with credits on circumpolar and national stages, the latest as part of the Kiviuq Returns ensemble cast. With that Qaggiavuut production, Tootoo has performed...

Location of debris from Russian rocket unknown

The launch of the European Space agency's Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite, aboard the Russian Rokot carrier rocket, took place as scheduled from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia the morning of Oct. 13, despite...

WWF demands protection of Nunavut rivers

World Wildlife Fund Canada's has concluded an ecological analysis of Canada's 10 longest rivers, including three in Nunavut, and is demanding protective regulations for these waterways. In its report titled Wild Rivers, it recognizes the...

Produce from a can?

A sea can full of greens may not solve food insecurity, but that's not the main aim of a project called The Growcer, which is more concerned with food sovereignty and economic wellness. "There's no...

ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ

ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓂᒃ ᐃᔾᔪᐊᕆᔨ ᑯᕆᔅᑏᓐ ᑐᑐ, 22-ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒃ, ᓇᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᔾᔪᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᓚᐅᕈᓯᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ, ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔪᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᕕᒋᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃᓗ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓂᓪᓗ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᓄᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᕐᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᕋᑖᖅ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᕋᑖᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᕿᕕᐅᖅ ᐅᑎᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᑐᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᖃᒡᒋᐅᒃᑯᓐᓂ, ᑐᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓕᑉᒪᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ...

Ottawa Police to investigate Baker Lake death

A Baker Lake man has died following a police chase in that community. Baker Lake RCMP received a call regarding a possible impaired driver at approximately 5:15 p.m. Oct. 11, according to a news release. "Upon...

ᒎᒍᓪᑯᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᖄᖓᓂᒥᐅᓂᒃ

ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᐹᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖃᐅᖏᑦᑑᒐᓗᐊᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓱᔪᖑᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᒦᓕᕆᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒥ ᓄᓇᖑᐊᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᓕᖅᑐᖅ. “ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᖑᐊᓕᐅᖅᑎᓂ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓇᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᖓ ᖃᓄᑎᒋ ᐊᒃᑎᒋᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᔪᒪᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᖑᐊᓕᐅᖅᖢᑕ ᐊᑐᓂ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᒎᒍᓪᑯᑦ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᐅᑏᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᒎᒍᓪᑯᑦ...

Brighter lights and savings in four communities

Streetlight makeovers in four Nunavut communities, which began in 2016, are almost complete. "We're moving to light emitting diodes – LED lights – in various communities, and there's a couple of high-level reasons," said Qulliq...

Google takes viewers to the top of the world

Quttinirpaaq National Park may not have streets, but it's now included in Google Street View's extensive digital mapping library. "We are always looking to improve our maps to reflect the vast geography of Canada and...

Heritage centre comes into focus with $10 million in pledges

Momentum is building for Inuit to reclaim artifacts and bring them home. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) pledged $5 million toward a planned Nunavut Heritage Centre at its annual general meeting which concluded Oct. 26. "I am...

Affordable food co-operative thriving

What began in 2014 as an effort by five core volunteers to bring fresh, high-quality and affordable produce to the capital is now a newly incorporated community cooperative with several projects on the go.     IqaluEAT...

In Iqaluit upset, Lightstone wins over deputy premier

Iqaluit-Manirajak elected Nunavut's youngest MLA Oct. 31 – Adam Arreak Lightstone – after he went to bed. Polls for the riding came in late, after midnight. But by then, unofficially, he knew he'd beaten incumbent...

ᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓱᓕᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ 16-ᓂ 22-ᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᑖᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕖᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᒃᑑᐸ 31-ᖑᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᕐᒪᑕ 16-ᓂ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ 22-ᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᕕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ, ᐃᒪᐃᓕᖓᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᒋᐊᖓᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒧᑦ ᕌᐱᓐ ᐊᓇᕗᐊᒃᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᑐᐊᕕᖅᖢᓂ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ. ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓵᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᕐᕕᒃᔪᐊᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ, ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ...