Nunavut’s former coroner sues GN for $1 million for wrongful dismissal (updated)

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In a statement of claim filed June 22 in the Nunavut Court of Justice, former chief coroner Padma Suramala is suing the Government of Nunavut for $1 million for wrongful dismissal. Suramala was fired April 25. Suramala told Nunavut News prior to filing with the court that she was about to release the result of...
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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.