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Cablegate: Fy 2006 Ivlp Individual Program - Letia Cousins

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021955Z Jun 05

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 OTTAWA 001646

SIPDIS

STATE

SECSTATE FOR ECA/PE/V/R/W - EWILKES-SCOTT;
WHA/PDA - JCARPENTER-ROCK;
MONTREAL, TORONTO AND VANCOUVER FOR PAOS;
HALIFAX AND QUEBEC FOR CONGENS;
CALGARY FOR PA FIELD REP; CALGARY PLEASE PASS TO WINNIPEG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO OEXC SCUL CA IV
SUBJECT: FY 2006 IVLP Individual Program - Letia Cousins
(Principal Candidate)

REFERENCE: OTTAWA 1504

Post is pleased to nominate Letia Cousins, Director,
Aboriginal and Circumpolar Affairs, Government of Nunavut
for a 21-day individual project. EVDB-formatted nomination
follows.

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: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: slw@pd.state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Ottawa
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 6540
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VRW
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 333
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Cousins, Letia - Individual
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Individual
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2006
DEPART-POST:
SESSION-DATE:
RETURN-POST:
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 28
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1037
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: IND
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 6540
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 322158
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Education (General)
START BIO:
PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Letia
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Cousins
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 124
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
GENDER: F
DOB: 10/01/1974
MAR-STAT:
BIRTH-CITY: Prince Albert, Saska
BIRTH-CNTRY: Canada
CITIZ-CNTRY: Canada
RES-CNTRY: Canada
START MEMO POSITION:
Director, Aboriginal & Circumpolar Affairs Department of
Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of
Nunavut
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
-Circumpolar Affairs Advisor - Department of Executive and
Intergovernmental Affairs, Government of Nunavut (2002-2004)
-Training expert in Statistical Analysis and Dissemination -
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization, Harare, Zimbabwe (2001)
-Information Systems Management Delegate - International
Federation of the Red Cross and International Institute for
Sustainable Development, Mbabane, Swaziland (2000)
-Economic Modeling Specialist - Department of Economic
Development and Transportation, Government of Nunavut (1998)
-Career Development Officer - Department of Education,
Government of Nunavut (1997)
-Research Assistant- Department of Political Science, Acadia
University, Nova Scotia
-Teaching Assistant- Department of Economics, Acadia
University, Nova Scotia


END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
Summer vacations in Washington, New York and Tennessee
(We note that the extensive list of places she has visited
in the U.S. is somewhat misleading. Ms. Cousins apparently
went to each place for only about a day or two, spread out
over her childhood years. For example, her visit to
Tennessee was for one day, to see the Nunavut hockey legend
Jordin Tootoo play.)

END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Australia, Botswana, Denmark and Greenland, Finland, Italy,
Mozambique, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland,
Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Master of Arts in Economics Candidate, Dalhousie University,
Halifax, present
B.A. with Honors in Economics, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, 1998
B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Acadia University,
Nova Scotia, 1997

END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Board of Directors - Nunavut Youth Abroad Program
Iqaluit Unit of the Girl Guides of Canada


END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
Dietary or medical considerations (e.g. diabetic, allergies,
vegetarian): None
Smoker/non-smoker: non-smoker

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: English
ENGL-READ: 5
ENGL-SPEAK: 5
ENGL-COMP: 5
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 3
SPEAK: 3
COMP: 3
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: CG Abigail Friedman
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
The Mission in Canada has put a priority on increasing
contact with representatives of the Northern Canadian
Territorties. This nomination supports this Mission goal of
involving people of influence in the North through the
Virtual Presence Posts, outreach and programs. Letia
Cousins is Circumpolar Affairs Advisor for the Government of
Nunavut. Young, bright and Inuit, Ms. Cousins is widely
regarded as the future of Nunavut. She has taken advantage
of several opportunities to travel the world - most notably
spending nearly two years working in Africa, with the
International Red Cross in Swaziland and with UNESCO in
Zimbabwe. But she has always come back to Nunavut. "This
is where my family is and this is where I will stay," she
tells us proudly. This is good news for Nunavut Territory,
where the brain drain of talented youth is a serious
problem.
Letia Cousins is already proving herself a leader among her
colleagues. She is on the Board of Directors of the Nunavut
Youth Abroad program and she is training to be a Nunavut
Justice of the Peace. Within the GON, she is the lead
person in handling official visitors to Nunavut. She is a
reliable interlocutor and an energetic supporter of our
efforts to raise the U.S. profile in Nunavut. Letia Cousins
recently returned from a GON mission to Greenland, where she
represented Nunavut at a conference for future leaders.


END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: ConGen Quebec City
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE: ELEO
NOMINEE-ID: 500
PERSON-ID: 381
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CA
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CA
RES-CNTRY-ID: CA
FIRST-LANG-ID: EN
E-I-TYPE-ID: E
NOM-POST-ID: 6540
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 322158
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 45.0101
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT: 5
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
END FIXED-FORMAT TEXT:

DICKSON, CHARGE

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