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U.S. hosts northerners on fact-finding trip to Alaska – Nunatsiaq News

“We want to connect your Arctic to our Arctic”

Representatives from across northern Canada will head later this week to Denver, Colorado, and then up to Alaska, in search of ways to apply renewable technologies back home.

Participants include Cynthia Ene, the CEO of Illu Inc. in Cambridge Bay; Barrie Ford, the deputy director of Kuujjuaq’s Nunavik Research Centre; and Tooma Ryan Natsiq, a climate change mitigation specialist with the Government of Nunavut.

The cost of the 10-day tour is being picked up by the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

It’s the kind of north-to-north exchange that the U.S. consulate general for Quebec City, who also covers Nunavik and Nunavut, wants to see.

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