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SDWG Features TK Outreach Event in New Brochure

SDWG Features TK Outreach Event in New Brochure

Here is our most recent brochure highlighting presentations on traditional knowledge in the work of the Arctic Council. Presenters came together as part of an SDWG Outreach Event which took place on October 20, 2014 in N’Dilo, NWT, on the Continue Reading →

SDWG Mandate

SDWG Mandate

The goal of the Sustainable Development program of the Arctic Council is to propose and adopt steps to be taken by the Arctic States to advance sustainable development in the Arctic.This includes opportunities to protect Continue Reading →

An Evening of Shared Learning – The Importance of Traditional Knowledge in our Work

An Evening of Shared Learning – The Importance of Traditional Knowledge in our Work

On Monday, October 20, The Arctic Council and its Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) were welcomed onto Dene traditional territory in N’Dilo, NWT to host a public outreach event titled “Traditional Knowledge in our Work”. Continue Reading →

SDWG General Meeting – Progress Towards the 2015 Ministerial

SDWG General Meeting – Progress Towards the 2015 Ministerial

SDWG held its fourth General Meeting under Canada’s Chairmanship, on October 18-19, 2014, in Yellowknife. The objective was to provide status updates on the projects of the 2013-2015 SDWG Work Plan, to discuss the remaining Continue Reading →

SDWG Recent News

SDWG Recent News

Since the last meeting in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, the SDWG has been busy advancing our projects. Not only have we completed a graphic re-design of our website, we have also held a Mental Wellness Continue Reading →

Arctic Council

Photo: Linnea NordströmThe Ottawa Declaration of 1996 formally established the Arctic Council as a high level intergovernmental forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation,coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic Indigenous peoples and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic.

Photo: Linnea Nordström

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