Nunavut Arts Festival kicks off with a barbecue

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Fourteen artists from across the territory will join artists in Iqaluit for six days developing their skills and sharing their knowledge with each other as the Nunavut Arts Festival gets underway July 4. And the public is invited. “Most of our programming focuses on the artist and their development, their professional skill development and their...
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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.