Teacher from Canadian Inuit school wins $1m global prize

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A teacher from the Canadian Arctic has been named as the winner of the annual Global Teacher Prize.

Maggie MacDonnell, who teaches at a remote village school, spoke at the award ceremony about the problem of youth suicides in the Inuit community.

The winner was announced by a video-link with astronauts on the International Space Station.

She was congratulated by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - who said she was "shaping the future".

"You chose to teach at the Ikusik school in Salluit, a remote village in the Canadian Arctic.

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