SMASH delivers on sexual health education and social responsibility

Sexual health, empowerment and social responsibility – these are the themes Nunavut youth in Pangnirtung, Iglulik and Iqaluit explored in late April and early May.   “There’s very standard sex ed stuff. We talk condoms and STIs (sexually transmitted infections), healthy relationships. To branch out of that we really talk about their power of choice,...
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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.