Naujaat student only Northern recipient of national scholarship

One young Naujaat high-school student couldn’t be more pleased after receiving a Horatio Alger Scholarship. Among 85 scholarship recipients across Canada, Rosalie Ijjangiaq is the only recipient in the North – that’s all three territories. “It’s pretty unbelievable,” said Ijjangiaq. “I thought I wouldn’t be able to get it.” Ashley Buckle is Tuugaalik High School’s...
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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.