Meet Nunavut’s first baby

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Alaina Maaki Kakkik, the newest little citizen of Pangnirtung, has the honour this year of being declared Baby New Year. Mom Eva Kakkik said the birth, which took place at Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit, was easy for her. “All pregnancies and labours are not the same … This one was very, surprisingly, easy,” said...
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Michele LeTourneau
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.