Mid-century change of life for Pang man

Charlie Qumuatuq, wife Naomie, and their children aged three to 19 embarked on a new life chapter this year, moving from Pangnirtung to Iqaluit. At “almost half a century,” Qumuatuq, a journeyman plumber and oil burner mechanic of more than 20 years, harboured an aspiration. “I had an uncle who used to be a conservation...
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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.