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August 25, 2022
Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane joins an international gathering of key Northern leaders at the 2022 Arctic Circle Greenland Forum in Nuuk, Greenland, from August 27 to 29, 2022.
Subjects covered at the forum range from the Arctic’s growing geopolitical profile and Indigenous food innovation to the use of Big Data in tourism management. The forum will feature workshops on priority topics for the GNWT including Arctic security, sustainable economic and infrastructural development, accessible housing, and climate change mitigation.
The Premier and the NWT delegation, including Deputy Premier and Minister of Infrastructure Diane Archie, will work with other leaders from Canada’s North to advance the NWT’s economic, social, and environmental priorities. They will exchange ideas with global thought-leaders, regional experts, and Arctic innovators while working towards a cooperative, shared future with our circumpolar partners.
Premier Cochrane will deliver comments during the plenary session for the forum and participate in panel discussions on critical minerals, multi-user infrastructure, Indigenous participation in global politics, and healthy communities. Minister Archie will deliver a keynote address on the importance of multi-use, multi-user infrastructure in the Arctic.
“The future seems to be coming a bit faster for the North, as issues of global security, the need for sustainable, thoughtful economic development, technological innovation, food and housing security, and climate change all come to a head in the region. That’s why it is so key to be present at events like the Arctic Circle Forum, where we can find shared objectives, build alliances, share ideas and take on the future together.”
“Participation in international forums provides opportunities for GNWT political leaders and officials to meet decision-makers from across the globe and discuss key issues, such as investment, infrastructure, security, sustainable development, and tourism. We are committed to working across borders and with Indigenous northerners to improve the economic, social, and cultural well-being of the Arctic regions.”
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