|Date:||Sunday, May 7, 2017|
|Location:||C. R. Gummow Public School (311 Cottesmore Ave, Cobourg)|
To Sheila Watt–Cloutier climate change leads inevitably to an erosion of human rights, nowhere more so than in the Arctic. "I didn't set out to be a leader... but when you find something you are passionate about you step up to the plate." Sheila Watt-Cloutier is known the world over. She was elected international chair of Inuit circumpolar Council in 2002, has won a National Aboriginal Achievement Award and the UN’s Champions of the Earth Award. Under Watt-Cloutier’s leadership, the world's first international legal action on climate change was launched with a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. This year CBC’s Canada Reads chose her book The Right to be Cold as one of the 5 books that Canadians need now.
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