Taptuna will not seek re-election

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Premier Peter Taptuna is not seeking re-election Oct. 30. In a phone interview with Nunavut News/North in August, Taptuna was uncertain whether he would run again. “My boss hasn’t decided yet,” he said, referring to his wife Joanne. “Our 40th anniversary is coming up in January and I do have to take full consideration of...
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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.