Keynote Presentation with Sheila Watt-Cloutier
- May 15, 2017
- 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
- David Lam Auditorium
Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate
15 May - 7:30pm
David Lam Auditorium
Open to the public - no registration required for keynote presentations
We must now speak environment, economy, foreign policy, health and human rights in the same breath
In this truly globe-spanning keynote presentation, Watt-Cloutier provides a clear, meaningful, and comprehensive understanding of the way these issues are interconnected, and what it means for the future of our planet.
With a focus on solutions, Watt-Cloutier brings the realities of the Arctic―where Inuit today face profound challenges to their environment, their economy, their health and their cultural well-being―to light. The challenges they face are clearly connected to the industries we support, the disposable world we have become, and the non-sustaining policies we create. Because her Inuit culture faces the most extreme challenges of globalization, Watt-Cloutier speaks from firsthand experience, and couples that with her extensive experiences as a global leader.
Drawing upon her ancient culture, and speaking from a position of strength, not victimhood, she helps audiences find common ground. Her Arctic voice--not as far away as we might imagine--enlightens and inspires. With inclusive good will, it bridges some extremely divided gaps around the world.