Corrections staff help inmates stay connected during emotional holiday season

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Family, sharing country food, Christmas games, giving back to the community – these are the thoughts about Christmas that the men at Nunavut’s correctional facilities have in common with fellow Nunavummiut. “We’ve got it decorated for the guys. It’s a family-oriented place over the holidays because it’s a tough time for the guys,” said warden...
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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.