Savikataaq talks top three priorities: in-territory treatment, Elders’ care, more houses

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Premier Joe Savikataaq says he’s always stated Nunavut has three critical needs: a territorial treatment centre, an in-territory Elders’ centre and more money for more houses. But, during a Dec. 14 interview, Savikataaq first addressed the chaos in the legislative assembly between the October 2017 election and the present, including Paul Quassa’s ousting as premier...
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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.