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Inuit leader to examine Arctic issues

Canada’s Inuit leader will discuss key issues facing the Arctic at a University event.

Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami - the national Inuit organization in Canada - will discuss development issues facing the Canadian Arctic.

These include human health, economic development, infrastructure and the problems caused by climate change.

The Canadian North wants in. The Arctic as a region within Canada has some ways to go to catch up to the other regions of our great nation.

Mary SimonPresident of Inuit Tapiriit

Canadian North

The event will be hosted jointly by the University’s Centre of Canadian Studies and National Museums Scotland, which has several important collections of artefacts from Canada’s north.

Researchers at the Centre of Canadian Studies are researching the development of new forms of governance in the Canadian Arctic.

Presentation by Mary Simon, Canada's Inuit Leader

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Tuesday 1 December 2009, 5.15pm

Tuesday 1 December 2009, 6.30pm

Seminar Room 1, Crystal Macmillan Building