Joe Savikataaq takes over as premier

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Joe Savikataaq stepped into unseated Premier Paul Quassa’s shoes after an unprecedented vote of non-confidence June 14. The Arviat South MLA was pronounced premier after two rounds of voting. Fellow Kivalliq MLAs Patterk Netser and Lorne Kusugak were also in the running. “Yes, it comes down to leadership issues,” said Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main...
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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.