Indigenous People Seek Greater Role in Arctic Policy

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Senior officials from the Arctic Council will be coming to Maine later this year to discuss how the earth’s northernmost region can adapt to the world’s changing climate.

Among those at the table will be representatives of indigenous people from five Arctic nations. Arctic observer Anne Henshaw from the Oak Foundation—and former director of Bowdoin’s Coastal Studies Center—was on campus recently to discuss the concerns and issues facing the region’s numerous indigenous groups. Click here to read more about Henshaw’s lecture on international Arctic policy.

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