Lesa Semmler

Lesa Semmler

Phone: (867) 620-0958
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Lesa Semmler

Candidate in the Inuvik Twin Lakes Inuvik race.

Lesa can be reached at semmlerl@hotmail.com, or by calling (867) 620-0958.

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Meet the NWT’s Wise Women of 2019

October 27, 2019

Cabin Radio - ...the North, helping communities realize their vision of maintaining their traditional language, knowledge, and skills," said newly elected Inuvik MLA Lesa Semmler, from remarks prepared by the Status of Women Council. Harnum dedicated her award to Lucy Squirrel, the mother of a friend from Fort Providence,...

Here’s who will be in Caroline Cochrane’s NWT cabinet

October 24, 2019

Cabin Radio - ...districts seeking cabinet positions were Chinna (Sahtu), Jackie Jacobson (Nunakput), and Thom (Inuvik Boot Lake). In a surprise, Inuvik Twin Lakes' Lesa Semmler did not put her name forward. Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty, defeated in his bid to lead the territory earlier on Thursday, chose not to stand for a...

MLAs keep mum ahead of vote for N.W.T.’s next premier, cabinet

October 24, 2019

CBC North - ...said he will not be seeking a seat in cabinet. As of Wednesday, Johnson planned to vote Simpson for premier; Frederick Blake Jr. for Speaker; Lesa Semmler of Inuvik Twin Lakes and Diane Thom of Inuvik Boot Lake for the northern representatives; Caroline Wawzonek of Yellowknife South and Cochrane...

Ahead of vote, MLA Johnson posts picks for premier, cabinet

October 23, 2019

Cabin Radio - ...and Mackenzie Delta's Sonny Blake – believed to be the only candidate – as speaker. Johnson's cabinet of choice would feature Inuvik duo Lesa Semmler and Diane Thom, Yellowknife MLAs Caroline Cochrane and Caroline Wawzonek, Nahendeh's Shane Thompson, and new Dehcho MLA Ron Bonnetrouge. MLAs must...

New MLAs report to leg

October 12, 2019

NNSL Media - ...or the pressing need to travel South for care. “This shortage limits appointment opportunities, diagnoses of illnesses and emergency care.” Lesa Semmler (Inuvik Twin Lakes) said accessibility to respectful treatment, especially to Indigenous patients and better care that takes into account the...

MLAs eager to get to work in 19th Legislative Assembly

October 12, 2019

CKLB 101.9 - ...was a woman’s voice. Women have different life experiences, they have different perspectives and … it was definitely lacking last time.” For Lesa Semmler of Inuvik Twin Lakes, the diverse background of all members is really what she thinks will make this government different, not just the number of...

N.W.T. swears in historic new gender-balanced assembly

October 11, 2019

CBC North - ...experience either as a bureaucrat for the territorial government or in politics at another level. "We've got a mixture of everything," said Lesa Semmler. "We've really got a consensus government here ... If we keep that open communication, we should be able to work together." "There's definitely a...

Dene Nation executive meets with incoming MLAs ahead of swearing-in

October 10, 2019

NNSL Media - ...groups. All elected MLAs accepted the invitation to the Oct. 8 meal in Yellowknife, however Inuvik Boot Lake’s Diane Thom, Inuvik Twin Lake’s Lesa Semmler and Mackenzie Delta’s Frederick Blake Jr. were unable to attend due to poor weather conditions. “The Dene nation extended their hands,”...

‘The status quo is unacceptable’: N.W.T. politicians debut priorities

October 10, 2019

CBC North - ...for the coming four years. (Laura Busch/CBC) Improving health care, as well as medical travel, was top of mind for many during the round-table. Lesa Semmler, MLA-elect for Inuvik Twin Lakes, said many residents in her community have never left the Beaufort Delta region. "When we have residents who have...

NWT’s new politicians begin setting out vision for years ahead

October 9, 2019

Cabin Radio - ...have told us for years that something is not right. I'd like to ensure capacity and support is available to continue moving forward in this area." Lesa Semmler, Thom's colleague representing Inuvik Twin Lakes, said: "We have an increasing homeless population in our community that needs to be addressed." ...

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