Arctic Campaigner

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Sheila Watt-Cloutier is a lawyer for the Inuit population of her Arctic birthplace, threatened by global warming. In 2005, the Canadian activist, born in Kuujjuaq in the northern region of Quebec, lodged a complaint to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in order to protect the rights of the Inuit people from the effects of climate change. Former president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), an organisation representing some 155 000 Inuit from Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Russia, she was amongst those nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

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