Inutiq’s 22-point Facebook post calls out racism, economic disparity in Nunavut

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“It’s no accident, our suicides, our men in jail, homelessness – basically poverty-related issues that exist in Nunavut. Those aren’t accidents. Those are side effects of systems that exist, and people that benefit from those systems,” says lawyer Sandra Inutiq. Such was the subject of her Feb. 2 Facebook post, a 22-point, 2,000-word open letter...
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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.