Feds join TB fight

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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 Inuit Crown Partnership Committee, formally created earlier this year, the task force is to address the rate of active TB,...
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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.