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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.

10,000-ᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓂᒃ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᔪᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᖅᑖᖅᖢᓂᓗ

ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ, ᒋᐳᕆᐊᓕ ᐅᓛᔪᒃ, ᐊᔪᐃᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓚᒥᓄᑦ, ᐊᑎᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᒥᑐᐹᖕᒥ ᒎᓗᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᖁᑎᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐳᐊᕆᔭᐅᑎᕐᔪᐊᓂᒃ ᐅᓯᑲᖅᑕᐅᑎᓂᒃᓗ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᔫᓂᒃ 2012-ᒥ. ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐱᖓᓲᔪᖅᑐᑦ ᓈᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑕᕝᕙᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᓯᒪᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᒋᐊᓕᖕᓂᒃ - ᐊᖁᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ RH120 ᐳᐊᕆᔭᐅᑎᕐᔪᐊᒥᒃ ᐊᖁᑎᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᖓᑕ ᒌᐳᕆᐊᓕ ᐋᓐᑐᐊᓐ ᑰᑏ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ...

Private partners good for hamlets with resources

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is looking to take matters into its own hands, as government policies and timelines have left the hamlet waiting too long for a facility that allows residents to remain in...

Uqqummiut — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Incumbent Pauloosie Keyootak faces contenders Jerry Natanine and Johnathan Palluq for the Uqqummiut seat, ehich include the communities of Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq. Keyootak and Natanine did not respond to survey requests. Johnathan Palluq Reason for...

Tununiq — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Jeannie Mills and David Qamaniq challenge incumbent Joe Enook for the Tununiq seat. Qamaniq did not respond to survey requests and Enook declined to participate.   Jeannie Mills Reason for running: I have been a community health nurse...

Pangnirtung — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Pangnirtung will see Harry Dialla, Margaret Nakashuk and Hesakiah Oshutapik challenge incumbernt Johnny Mike at the polls Oct. 30. Mike and Oshutapik did not respond to survey requests by deadline.   Harry John Dialla Reason for running: I...

Iqaluit-Sinaa — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Adamee Itorcheak, incumbent Paul Okalik, Cindy Rennie and Elisapee Sheutiapik will battle it out in Iqaluit-Sinaa for a seat in the territory's Fifth Legislative Assembly. Itorcheak did not submit a survey.   Paul Okalik   Reason for running:   I...

Hudson Bay — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Former two-term MLA Peter Kattuk, incumbent Allan Rumbolt and Peter Qavvik vie for Hudson Bay. Rumbolt and Qavvik did not respond to survey requests. Peter Kattuk   Reason for running:   Sanikiluaq is more isolated from the territory of...

Iqaluit-Niagunnguu — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Incumbent Pat Angnakak and Anne Crawford face off in a second territorial election, while newcomer Franco Buscemi comes in to challenge both   Pat Angnakak   Reason for running:   I am running in this election because I feel I...

Arviat South — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Incumbent Joe Savikataaq seeks re-election and Jason Gibbons challenges in Arviat South.      Jason Taptakut Gibbons   Reason for running:   Improving the wellbeing, the economy and living conditions of Arviatmiut. Main focuses: education, language, housing, employment, health care,...

Iqaluit’s Discovery making room for medical travel clients

For people travelling to Iqaluit for medical travel, the news that Nova Hotels has bought the Discovery Boutique Hotel may be of interest. Nova Hotels officially announced Oct. 16 that it has purchased the hotel. Nova...

Arviat North-Whale Cove — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

John Main takes on incumbent George Kuksuk in Arviat North-Whale Cove. George Kuksuk   Reason for running:   I want to continue to help and make Arviat and Whale Cove a better place to live in. I want to...

Iqaluit-Manirajak — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Voters Iqaluit-Manirajak riding need to parse through the platforms of four candidates who want the MLA seat in the 2017 territorial election: Okalik Eegeesiak, incumbent Monica Ell-Kanayuk, Jude lewis and Adam Arreak Lightstone. Okalik Eegeesiak Reason...

Iqaluit-Tasiluk — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles — updated

Incumbent George Hickes and challenger Jacopoosie Peter both want to represent Iqaluit-Tasiluk in Nunavut's Fifth Legislative Assembly.  George Hickes  Reason for running: To provide residents with experienced representation in the Nunavut legislature. Since becoming the MLA for...

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...