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What The Canadian Inuit People And Region Tell Us About Climate Change And Ecology

Climate scientists view the Canadian arctic as a reliable indicator of the status of global Climate Change.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, who is of Inuit origin from Nunavik, in Northern Quebec, is a famed environmentalist, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She's the 2015 winner of The Right Livelihood Award, known as the “alternative Nobel Prize”. The award is given for “outstanding vision and work on behalf of our planet and its people”. 

On today's Worldview, Watt-Cloutier tells us what her homeland and Inuit culture reveal about the condition and treatment of our planet. 

Her latest book is The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet. Watt-Cloutier will speak on Tuesday, March 4th, 2016 at The Union League Club of Chicago.

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