AROUND NUNAVUT: School appreciation, bingo win and family literacy featured in the Baffin region

Counsellors, elders, substitute teachers, janitors thanked for their service Iqaluit Aqsarniit Ilinniarvik’s principal Brian Manning says the two most important words in the English language are “thank you”, and it was with that in mind that in late December the school’s administration recognized several key staff members who might otherwise go unnoticed. “We do that...
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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.