Forty-per-cent boost for Indigenous environmental groups

A $6.2 million funding increase will give a much needed boost to Indigenous environmental organizations which in turn will inject money into the respective communities. The additional 40-per-cent increase of investment funding will in part support Inuvialuit, Gwich’in, Sahtu and Tlicho co-management boards and committees that were established under their respective treaties. That increase will...
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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.