Humanizing the Issue of Climate Change
Inuit Leadership in International affairs defending Arctic/Inuit health, culture and environment. How the Arctic can go from victim of globalization to leaders toward a more sustainable world by re-imagining and re-aligning economic values to Indigenous values.
About Sheila Watt-Cloutier
Sheila Watt-Cloutier resided in Iqaluit, Nunavut for 15 years and now has returned back in her hometown of Kuujjuaq, Quebec. She was born in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (northern Quebec), and was raised traditionally in her early years before attending school in southern Canada and in Churchill, Manitoba. She is the past Chair of Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), the organization that represents internationally the 155,000 Inuit of Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Chukotka in the Far East of the Federation of Russia.
Ms. Watt-Cloutier sums up her work by saying: “I do nothing more than remind the world that the Arctic is not a barren land devoid of life but a rich and majestic land that has supported our resilient culture for millennia. Even though small in number and living far from the corridors of power, it appears that the wisdom of the land strikes a universal chord on a planet where many are searching for sustainability.”