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Panel Session: Climate Knowledge and Solutions from Arctic Voices

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350 Paris France (map)

Saami renowned artist Sofia Janok presenting:

TED X Talk on Climate Change

Runtime: 15 min

Languages: Saami, English

Join Inuit and Saami leaders in a spirited discussion with global leaders on issues of importance to the Arctic, Indigenous peoples, and the world.

The event is a moderated panel session with speakers and respondents for each topic. The audience may submit questions to be considered by respondents and panelists.

Moderator: John Crump, GRID Arendal

Topics include:

  • Beyond Rights – The Arctic Council and the Value of Indigenous Governance
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Evidence-Based Climate Decision Making
  • Climate Adaptation and Renewable Energy in the Arctic
  • Arctic Youth Taking Their Futures Back: Addressing Climate Change from New Perspectives


  • Okalik Eegeesiak, Chair Inuit Circumpolar Council
  • Aili Keskitalo, President of the Saami Parliament in Norway
  • Cathy Towtongie, President Nunavut Tunngavik Inc
  • Reggie Joule, Former Mayor Northwest Borough
  • Maatalii Okalik, President National Inuit Youth Council


  • Peter Taptuna, Premier of Nunavut
  • Vittus Qujaukitsoq,Minister for Finance, Mineral Resources and Foreign Affairs (Siumut)

 Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: Maggie Crump, Áile Jávo,

Earlier Event: December 8
Dance performance
Later Event: December 8
Press Conference