DFO leads the way in Inuit-Crown partnerships, while others lag behind

At an elaborate event at the legislative assembly Oct. 24, which saw government and Inuit leaders attend in great numbers, the federal minister of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Coast Guard Jonathan Wilkinson and president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Natan Obed announced a new Arctic region. “The Government of Canada...
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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.