NTI president talks language, education, Inuit self-government, relations with GN and feds

271
Language affects every aspect of daily life and it’s for this reason the United Nations has declared 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) is on board.  Language is an essential factor in education, health and justice, says president Aluki Kotierk. “I think that’s why I focus so much on language. I...
Previous articleMeet Yellowknife’s new year baby
Next articleYellowknife’s Polar Tech changes hands
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.