Pond Inlet led summer tourism season

Pond Inlet blew up its tourism numbers this summer, with 4,384 cruise ship passengers visiting the community. “That’s three times the amount of people here,” said manager of the Nattinak Visitor’s Centre and community tourism coordinator Ernest Merkosak. “It was very busy year for us. We had a record-setting cruise ship summer.” The community was...
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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.