Magical Alianait days away

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Very, very soon, artists from various communities in Nunavut, other circumpolar regions, and as far away as New Zealand will converge upon Iqaluit for the 2018 Alianait Festival.   “For myself, it will be my first time,” said David Kuksuk, who joined The Arviat Band five or six years ago. The band has been around...
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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.