Nunavut Deaf Society seeks more members

As membership in the Nunavut Deaf Society (NDS) slowly grows, the volunteer organization is turning its energy toward making homes safer for deaf people. “The deaf people in Rankin Inlet who met with Paige (MacDougall) brought out a concern of health and safety, specifically in terms of fire safety,” said NDS president Sandy Kownak. “They...
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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.