Pinnguaq receives $1.7 million to spread te(a)ch

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Pinnguaq Association founder Ryan Oliver sat on the best news possible for two months before he could spread the joy: the federal government is providing $1.7 million in funding for the non-profit to develop 100 coding lessons and provide them to 15 Nunavut communities. “They told us mid-November and said you have to never tell...
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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.