Kotierk to feds: Inuktut is a founding language

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Not long after the federal government unveiled its five-year action plan for official languages in late March, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk addressed the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). “In Canada, our language, Inuktut, is considered to be one of the stronger Indigenous languages. Seventy per cent of Nunavut identify Inuktut...
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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.