Full range of care offered for eyes and teeth in each Nunavut community, but not enough

Nunavummiut can access a full range of optical and dental care wherever they live in Nunavut, but the ease of access remains a sticking point for some MLAs. Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA and former Health minister Pat Angnakak says there have been community concerns over the timing of getting an appointment to see the dentist. “The dentist is...
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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.