‘Performance is my life’, says Rankin Inlet’s Kuuri Panika

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet – Kuuri Panika’s performance career is taking off, and quickly. Some may know the 28-year-old Rankin Inlet performer as Corey, but he’s decided to go by the name his grandfather calls him. Panika plays the guitar and sings. “My music is based on life, trying to remind people life is beautiful and worth living....
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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.