At White House meeting, ministers commit to Arctic science, Indigenous knowledge

From: Nunatsiaq Online

Collaboration with Indigenous peoples on climate change mitigation will happen, says Canada’s science minister

Ministers from 25 governments and Arctic Indigenous groups called for more international collaboration and the inclusion of Arctic Indigenous peoples in science and research decision-making in the Arctic at a major science meeting held Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C.

The science ministers representing the eight Arctic Council members—Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States—14 additional states and the European Union, in partnership with Arctic Indigenous representatives, met for a White House Arctic Science ministerial meeting one year after U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Alaska.

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