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Planet IndigenUS explores literary non-fiction works by Indigenous authors who have inspired their generation and whose words stand as a legacy for future generations. We recognize the lessons and words of guidance clearly imparted in Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s work The Right to Be Cold.
This is co-presented with IFOA
Former Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), Sheila Watt-Cloutier tackles the many issues indigenous peoples are facing today, including environmental pollution and sustainable development. The Inuit organization represents the international interests of Inuit residents in Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Chukotka in the Far East of the Federation of Russia. Through a climate change-based human rights petition to the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, Ms. Watt-Cloutier works to preserve Inuit culture against global warming and its impact on hunting.