Pisiit course teaches Inuit performers ancient language of songs

Seven elders, each with a pisiq they carry within them, arrived in Iqaluit in early August to teach 32 students some of what they know about these songs of healing, hardship and journeys. More than 50 people from outside Iqaluit applied, but Qaggiavuut had funding to bring in 20. Anybody in Iqaluit was welcome to...
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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.