Akeeagok, premiers talk northern resources at Arctic Circle forum

International conference on the Arctic hosted in Greenland

From left, Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok, Prime Minister of Greenland Múte Bourup Egede, Yukon Premier Sandy Silver and Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane pose for a photo at the 2022 Arctic Circle Forum in Nuuk, Greenland. (Photo from P.J. Akeeagok/Twitter)

By Nunatsiaq News

Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok was among the three Canadian territorial premiers to attend the Arctic Circle Forum in Greenland over the weekend.

Akeeagok was joined by Northwest Territories Premier Caroline Cochrane and Yukon Premier Sandy Silver at the forum in Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland, from Aug. 27 to 29.

The Arctic Circle is an international organization that brings governments, Indigenous communities, businesses and other organizations together to discuss the future of the Arctic.

Topics discussed included the critical minerals in Canada’s North and the importance those resources can have on the global economy, the three premiers said in a joint news release Monday.

Other topics conveyed at the conference included the need to address Arctic sovereignty through improving telecommunications and transportation, and improving health care, housing and education.

 

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(7) Comments:

  1. Posted by Umingmak on

    A few years ago, it would’ve been Taptuna, McLeod and Pasloski. Now it’s the three musketeers. Sad state of affairs in the north.

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    • Posted by Buffalo on

      Ok boomer, need to get a little more positive with your outlook, our Premier is a incredibly hard working individual, I’d take them over any of those old folks you mentioned, beside what did they ever accomplish?

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      • Posted by Give us a break on

        I thought the *ok boomer* fad had passed, but here we are.

  2. Posted by Such a paradox on

    Odd to hear our Premier has taken an interest in the importance of Nunavut’s minerals for the global economy, yet we have no clue where he stands on Baffinland?

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    • Posted by How it looks from here on

      We need a more effective and communicative leadership culture in Nunavut.

  3. Posted by Inung on

    Be more financially safe more aware on educated individuals and more focus on keeping financially stable towards Inuit with great educational background.

  4. Posted by Tom on

    We need more of these exchanges, the world is eyeing the Arctic for its resources and we need to work together to help protect our Arctic and also benefit as best as possible.
    Together we are stronger and have more possibilities.

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