A special guest is in Yellowknife. Sheila Watt-Cloutier is in the city for a conference but will be spending time tonight for a public event. Ecology North will be hosting what is expected to be an evening of conversation about the changing north. The event is at the Chateau Nova Caribou Room starting at 7:30 p.m. sharp. The event is free to attend but with a suggested donation of $20 to help pay for the event.
Watt-Cloutier is a Nobel Prize Nominee. Executive Director of Ecology North, Craig Scott says Watt-Cloutier is one of the most widely respected political figures from Canada’s Arctic.
“Sheila has been a leading advocate for Inuit rights, and she wrote a book called “Right to be cold” which was a national best seller. Sheila’s been involved in so many different things. She’s won the Governor General’s Northern Medal, she’s been a Champion of the Earth Award from the United Nations, The Order of Canada and she’s basically been an outspoken advocate of the Inuit and indigenous people around the world.”
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is in town for the 2018 Climate Change Forum and Charette. The forum is an invitation only forum that will bring together all 33 NWT community governments and various climate change partners to discuss climate change and potential actions the north can take.