Inuit leaders in the hallowed halls of academia
Gov. Gen. Mary Simon speaks at Trent University; ITK president Natan Obed gets honorary degree in B.C.
At left: Gov. Gen. Mary Simon delivers the keynote address at the Northern Nationalisms conference honouring the late Arctic historian Shelagh Grant at Trent University near Peterborough, Ont. on Saturday. Grant was the first historian and first woman to receive the Northern Science Award in 1996, and was active on various Inuit policy advisory committees. (Photo courtesy of Master Cpl. Anis Assari/Rideau Hall)
At right: Inuit Tapariit Kanatami president Natan Obed, right, with University of Northern British Columbia professor Gary Wilson, after Obed received an honorary doctor of laws degree at the university’s Prince George campus on Saturday. Obed, who is in his third term at the national Inuit organization, was nominated by Wilson, a political science professor and chair of the Northern Studies program. (Photo courtesy of Inuit Tapariit Kanatami)