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Circumpolar News and Information Network

Organized by the Inuit Human Rights' Centre (ICC-Greenland) and McGill University 17. October 2015

Communicating among communities in the circumpolar regions presents unique challenges, however, history has shown that communication solutions developed specifically for these regions can be very successful. The challenge to strengthen and enhance language, culture and economic opportunities has never been greater.

Circumpolar residents want to be informed, active participants in regional and international affairs affecting them, such as climate change, viability of indigenous languages and culture, health, education, natural resources and economic development.

Up-to-date and daily information shared among circumpolar countries would be beneficial in developing relevant and inclusive public policy and strategies thereby empowering and sustaining arctic residents.

A Circumpolar News and Information Network will also reach a wider audience thereby drawing attention to ongoing issues affecting Inuit and other Arctic residents.

Speakers:

  • Aqqaluk Lynge, Head of the Inuit Human Rights Centre (Inuit Circumpolar Council, Greenland); former Chair of ICC; Expert Member at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Marianne Stenbaek, Professor and Broadcaster, McGill University
  • Dalee Sambo Dorough, Associate Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage; Iñupiat Lawyer; Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Jerry Giberson, President, JRG Media Consulting
  • Kirt Ejesiak, Inuit businessman; Chairperson of Ilitturvik University Society, Iqaluit

Moderator:

  • Dalee Sambo Dorough