Nunavut’s children called true Arctic Inspiration Prize winners

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Pond Inlet’s Pirurvik Preschool trainers will soon set off on a three-and-a-half year journey across Nunavut’s three regions to introduce their award-winning, made-in-Nunavut early childhood education program. Ilisaqsivik’s Eena Iqaqrialu, left, and Pirurvik Preschool trainer Samantha Koonoo organize the new early childhood education materials during the Clyde River preschool training in late 2017. Over the...
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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.