Inuit-specific funding in federal budget

Finance Minister David Akeeagok saw several positive financial commitments for Inuit in the federal budget delivered Feb. 27, while Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk expressed a few reservations. “The ones we saw are on Inuit health and employment and training, along with the health survey they’ll be conducting,” said Akeeagok. Federal Finance Minister Bill...
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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.