Appointment of Mary Simon as Minister’s Special Representative (MSR): A Concrete Step in Shared Arctic Leadership Model

 

The Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada posted a press release titled “Appointment of Mary Simon as Minister’s Special Representative (MSR): A Concrete Step in Shared Arctic Leadership Model” that reads in part as follows:

“Today, the Government of Canada took a concrete step to further their commitment to work with Indigenous peoples across the Arctic.

The creation of a Minister’s Special Representative to lead engagements and provide advice to the Government provides a direct path for meaningful incorporation of the realities and needs of Inuit and other northerners as Canada begins the important work of implementing the commitments of the March 10, 2016 US-Canada Joint Statement.

Nancy Karetak-Lindell, President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada today congratulated Ms. Simon and noted that “this announcement is a concrete step in realizing a meaningful shared Arctic Leadership model, inclusive of Inuit.”’

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