Qik youth up for a challenge

A group of courageous youth forged a path in the deep snow on the land on the Easter long weekend, skiing a 30-km loop from home and back by way of Bubble Lake. The Pisuktiit Project, a year-long program delivered under the umbrella of Nunavut Youth LEAP (Land-based Educational Adventure Programs), is for Qikiqtarjuaq youth....
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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.