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1. What's your name and title?

Lori Idlout, shareholder associate. Also entrepreneur, full time law-student, mom...where do I stop?

2. With NVision since...?

Four years!

3. What NVision project or outcome are you most proud of having been part of?

Designing and delivering a series of workshops on Inuit history, culture and society to the Nunavut Fisheries Training Consortium, working with Ron Ryan.

4. Your favourite music, author, movie, food?

The song "Qaumatillugusuli". While it is a song about the return of the sun, it also portrays the incredible ability of Inuit to look to the future with a great sense of hope for the future, despite having lived in such harsh conditions.

5. Share a special memory of a time or place with us?

I will always remember one special moment. It was spring; the horizon was a line between blue sky and bright, clean white snow and ice. The air was fresh and crisp. I had my daughter in my amauti and we were on a qamutik, with several families. We had left Igloolik to go camping at Iqaluit Kangi&ua. This is a long, beautiful drive; the destination is a wonderful place to go fishing, and the journey is filled with seal hunting. The seals are a certain age, basking in the sun; they are the most delicious this time of the year.

6. What do you enjoy most about working with the NVision team?

The team is hardworking, passionate and caring. I love the shared vision of working to build capacity with the clients we work with.

7. What’s the last book you finished reading? What did you think?

I just read "All the Way – My Life on Ice", by Jordan Tootoo and Stephen Brunt. This book should be required reading for all high school students. It is a great depiction of overcoming challenge, and an affirmation of what can happen if you are able to move beyond your personal struggles.

8. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

I wish I had the super power to magically make any vehicle emissions-free, to decrease the effects of climate change

9. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Learn to forgive.

10. If you could host a dinner party and invite any three people (living or dead), who would they be and why?

As a form of reconciliation, indigenous legal traditions must become embedded in the common and civil law systems. So I would invite:

- Tracey Lindberg, Indigenous Law Professor at the University of Ottawa;
- Matthew Coon Come, defender of Indigenous rights; and
- Brian Dickson, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, at the time that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was enacted.

I would have them discuss advancing positive relations between indigenous people and other Canadians, and the shared principles that could improve capacity building within indigenous communities.
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