Six things you need to know about the Arctic Council – NunatsiaqOnline

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The Arctic Council met last week in Fairbanks, Alaska. What was all the fuss about?

May 18, 2017

You likely heard about that big Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska this past May 11.

It brought together foreign ministers from the eight Arctic Council states, Indigenous representatives from around the circumpolar world, and numerous observers and scientists.

So what was all the fuss about? Here’s a quick primer.

1. Did the Arctic Council pay attention to Indigenous peoples?

Sort of. At least, more so than in the past.

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