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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How NWT election candidates raised and spent their money

January 16, 2020

Cabin Radio - ...$15,032.50 Kam Lake Robert Hawkins $14,550.00 Great Slave Patrick Scott $12,791.91 Yellowknife South Gaeleen McPherson $12,361.08 Inuvik Twin Lakes Lesa Semmler $12,057.47 Yellowknife Centre Arlene Hache $11,521.80 Range Lake Caroline Cochrane $11,166.82 Tu Nedhe-Wiilideh Steve Norn $10,911.43 Yellowknife...

Childcare now available for MLAs in bid to attract parents, women

January 10, 2020

NNSL Media - ...said. “If you want a variety of voices at the table, you need to make sure that you’re accommodating those voices.” For Inuvik Twin Lakes MLA Lesa Semmler, it’s one less barrier facing women in leadership. “With any other job in the government, there are things in place for people with children...

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,”...

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